[VIDEO] A Mini 101 On How Votes Are Counted

Here’s a simple walk-through of what happens after you cast your vote!

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Have you ever wondered how millions of votes are counted in a span of a few hours on polling day?

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It's not something we would usually think about but with the "mother of all elections" a.k.a. the 14th Malaysian General Election just a week away, it's crucial to understand the process that's part of the day that pretty much determines the future of our country.

That said, the counting of votes is a complex and detailed process that's guarded by the Malaysian Constitution and election laws. Failure to comply with the rules will result in being charged under the Election Offences Act 1954.

To help you better understand it in preparation for election day, we've put together a simplified guideline on the vote counting process in Malaysia.

Who are some of the officers in charge on polling day?
Who are allowed to be in the room?
What about postal votes?

Watch this mini video to find out the answers in less than three minutes:

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