Malaysia’s GE15: How to vote if you’re living overseas 

Photo by Firdaus Latif/Wikimedia Commons
Photo by Firdaus Latif/Wikimedia Commons

Earlier this week, Malaysia’s Election Commission announced that applications for domestic and overseas postal votes for the upcoming General Election (GE15) are now open and we are here to help you with that!

However, keep in mind that the EC has yet to announce a deadline for this so be on the lookout! 

Under the constitution, an election has to be held within 60 days from the day parliament is dissolved which means that GE15 should be held no later than Dec 9, 2022. The parliament was dissolved on Oct 10. 

ICYMI, the electoral roll will automatically include the names of individuals who are entitled to vote in the country’s elections after the gazette of the Undi18 Bill, which grants voting rights to all Malaysians who are 18 years of age and older.

No longer are you required to visit the Election Commission’s office or register at a mobile booth. Malaysians who were 18 years of age or older as of Dec 31, 2021, should have been automatically added to the electoral roll as of Jan 14 this year if they had not already been registered.

Ok now that we’ve given you a brief, let’s get started so you can exercise your democratic right! 

Step 1 – Visit 

Check if your name is on the voter list, click “Semakan Daftar Pemilih” and insert your IC or myKad number. 

Step 2 –  Create account @ 

You will need to register for an account so go ahead and click “Permohonan Akaun Baru”. 

*Checking if you’re a voter on the registry does not mean you already have an account. 

Read and follow the steps on this page carefully. Insert your phone and email address correctly (double-check if you need to). You will also need to provide a selfie for verification purposes. 


Step 3 – Check your email and click the link given by SPR 

Kindly click the link in your email and proceed to the next step to obtain a TAC number (two-factor authentication that will be provided to both your email and phone) to verify your registration.

Step 4  – Once you have logged into the website, fill in ‘Permohonan Undi Pos’

Find “Permohonan Undi Pos” on the left side menu and fill in all the information. 

IMPORTANT: Your ballot paper will be delivered to the address you provide, so be sure to type it in correctly.

Finally, you will receive an email from SPR about whether your application has been approved or not. 

If you have any questions or issues, please contact the SPR hotline at +603-8892 7200 (office hours only). You can also visit their website’s inquiry page here

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