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Here's How You Can Quickly Register As A Voter Online In Case Of A Snap Election

As easy as ABC.

Cover image via The Straits Times & Farhan Najib/Malay Mail

Malaysians are currently going through a challenging time as the country has been hit by a political crisis

As of today, 26 February, the Malaysian parliament has been dissolved and Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has been assigned by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong to act as interim Prime Minister.

The current situation has raised concerns that a snap election might be held in the near future.

If you have yet to register as a voter, you can do it now through an online portal launched by the Election Commission (EC).

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MySPR Daftar portal was first introduced in July 2019.

If you are a Malaysian citizen who is at least 21 years old, currently living in the area you're registering to vote for, and have never been barred or disqualified by any laws in force, then you are eligible to vote.

Firstly, you will have to apply for an account through the MySPR Daftar portal

You can access the website here and you are required to submit several details including:

1. Your full name and address based on your MyKad.
2. A valid mobile phone number.
3. A valid email address.
4. A front image of your MyKad.
5. A selfie with your MyKad.

You will then receive a confirmation email from the EC

Your application will be processed within several days and if successful, you will receive an activation email along with a TAC verification.

You can then return to the website, login, and update other information such as details of a witness, followed by another TAC verification.

It is that simple!

If you have any issues while registering, you can reach out to the EC office and they will call you almost immediately.

This SAYS writer personally tried to file a complaint by filling in a form online and they called me on my mobile phone within minutes.

You can find out more on the official website of the Election Commission of Malaysia here.

Voting is a right, so go out and do so!

Even if the current situation does not lead to an election, you'll be set for the next election in 2023.

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