With general elections around the corner, are you aware of the regulations restricted? Here are some important things you should know before the big day.
The Do’s and Don’ts
- Bring along IC
The Mykad/Ic subjects to be the main identity to ensure you are a Malaysian citizen at the voting station. Make sure your MyKad is the original one instead of photocopied.
- Mute mobile phone when at polling station
It’s fine to bring along your mobile phone as you really need something to kill time while waiting for your turn. But make sure your phone’s muted so you wont get distracted along the way. Pause those social medias for a day and focus on not messing up your vote.
- Do not wear clothes that symbolizes any political party
According to The Election Offences Act of 1954, voters are not allowed to wear any clothes that represent political parties. If caught the individual faces up to a year in prison, a fine of up to RM5,000 or both. (Akta Kesalahan Pilihan Raya 1954). You might just have to skip your OOTD just for a day.
- Skip your nail appointment
Gel manicures seem hard to remove. But if you do have any nail appointments coming around the corner, skip that appointment to avoid abnormal looking nails. Otherwise, it’s actually not an issue if you can’t get your manicures off. The ink will cover the whole tip segment, staining the finger nail and part of your skin. Therefore, even if the ink fails to stain the nail, our skin will still have sufficient black ink to prove that we’ve voted.
- Double-check your ballot paper
Each ballot paper includes a certified stamp and a serial number. Make sure your ballots are not ripped, printed incorrectly, or marked in error. Most importantly do not doodle on the paper and make sure to cross on the parties you’re voting for.
Good luck and remember to come out this 19 to cast your votes. Your votes matter, for a better Malaysia.