Are you given a special voting time by SPR for the upcoming GE15 Malaysia general election?!
Take a look at the viral claims, and find out what the facts really are!
Claim : You Must Follow Specific Voting Time On GE15!
People are sharing two viral messages about following a specific voting time during the 15th Malaysia general election – GE15!
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Truth : You Don’t Need To Follow Specific Voting Time On GE15!
These are just more examples of FAKE NEWS circulating on WhatsApp, and here are the reasons why…
Fact #1 : GE15 Voting Hours Are Fixed From 8 AM to 6 PM
The fake news falsely claimed that people are only allowed to vote at a specific time given by the SPR, for example from 8 AM to 10 AM in the morning, or from 2 PM to 4 PM in the afternoon.
The voting hours for GE15 – the 15th general election in Malaysia are fixed from 8 AM until 6 PM, on 19 November 2022.
No one can deny you the right to vote between the official polling hours of 8 AM to 6 PM on election day, the 19th of November 2022.
Fact #2 : Recommended Voting Hours Are A Suggestion, Not Rule
People may be confused by the SPR listing (in bold red colour, no less!) the recommended voting time (with my translation in English).
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The recommended 2-hour period varies from person to person, and is merely a suggestion, not a rule. You do NOT have to follow the recommended voting time.
The recommended voting time appears to be SPR’s attempt to minimise crowding by spacing voters out into 2 hour slots. It is up to you to follow their recommendation, or come whenever it’s convenient.
However, to avoid missing out on the opportunity to vote on GE15, please come at least an hour or two before the 6 PM deadline!
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