Nomination today sets the ball rolling for GE15

KUALA LUMPUR – Today is the nomination day for Malaysia’s 15th General Election (GE15).

The nomination process will take place at the 222 nomination centres nationwide from 9am to 10am.

A total of 222 Parliament seats nationwide and 116 state assembly seats from three states – Perak, Pahang, Perlis – are up for grabs in the polling slated for Nov 19. Nomination and polling for the Bugaya state assembly by-election in Sabah will also be held on the same dates.

State Assemblies led by Pakatan Harapan (PH) – Selangor, Negeri Sembilan and Penang – along with Perikatan Nasional (PN) led Kedah, Kelantan and Terengganu will sit out GE15. There will not be elections for state assemblies led by Barisan National (BN) – Sabah, Melaka and Johor – as all three states already held their elections in 2020, 2021 and 2022 respectively. Sarawak state assembly too will see no election as the state election was held in December 2021.

Also this time around there are 21,173,638 individuals eligible to vote, with 1,393,549 voters between the ages of 18 to 20 eligible to vote for the first time after the voting age lowered from 21 to 18. – Bernama