With the gazette of the Undi18 Bill that allows all Malaysians aged 18 and above to vote, the electoral roll will automatically include the names of those who are eligible to cast ballots in the country’s elections.
There is no longer a need to go to the Election Commission office or register yourself at mobile booths. As of January 14, 2022, Malaysians who were 18 years’ old and above as of December 31, 2021, should be automatically included in the electoral roll if they were not already registered.
Those turning 18 this year will be able to see their names within one month to six weeks later as the roll is updated on a monthly basis starting this year (compared to before when it was updated every quarter).
“Anyone, including those who are older than 18 years and are eligible to vote but have never registered are now automatically on the electoral roll,” said an Election Commission (EC) spokesman.
To ensure they are listed and eligible to vote in the next election, citizens aged 18 and above and anyone who is eligible voters can check their status with the Election Commission.
Visit the above site, key in your NRIC and complete the simple Captcha and press check (semak)
If you are successfully registered as a voter, the system will return with information below:
- Date of Birth
- Polling District
- State Assemblies
When it is election is round the corner, check your voting information to ensure that you know where is the polling station that you should visit to cast your vote.
Those without smartphones or Internet connectivity, they can check via SMS. However, the service will cost 20 sen per request.
To check, SMS “SPR SEMAK <IC NUMBER without dash>” to 15888. (example: “SPR SEMAK 810203011234“).