Here is the postal voting process for overseas Malaysians who have signed up to vote by post.
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Postal Voting Guide For Overseas Malaysians!
The Malaysia Election Commission (SPR) has not announced the official postal voting procedures for GE15, so I will update this guide, as and when we get more news.
In the meantime, this is the postal voting process for overseas Malaysians, based on the GE14 postal voting protocol, and what we know so far.
Note : This guide is for overseas Malaysians who have already registered for postal voting.
Read more : How To Register For Postal Vote In Malaysia!
Step 1 : The Election Commission (SPR) to mail you the postal vote kit after the election candidates are formally named.
Step 2 : The postal vote kit comes in a brown envelope labelled “Urusan Sri Paduka Baginda“. Once you open it up, you should find two envelopes:
White Envelope (Sampul B) containing:
- 1 x white envelope labelled “A – Parliamen” with ballot paper inside
- 1 x white Borang 2
Pink / Orange Envelope (Sampul B) – this is only for Pahang, Perlis, Perak and Bugaya (Sabah)
- 1 x pink / orange envelope labelled “A – Negeri” with ballot paper inside
- 1 x pink Borang 2
Step 3 : Before you mark the ballots, you must get another Malaysian citizen who is 18 years or older to act as a witness.
He / she will need to compare the serial numbers of the voting ballots with those on the envelopes, and confirm that they are the same.
The witness must then fill in and sign both Borang 2 forms, with his / her information:
- Full name
- Current address
- MyKad number
- Date (when he/she signed Borang 2 as a witness)
Step 4 : You must now complete the Borang 2 forms with your own information.
- Full Name
- MyKad number
Step 5 : Vote for your preferred Parliament candidate (only one candidate) by marking the ballot with an X using a pen.
Step 6 : Fold the Parliament ballot, and put it into the white Sampul A envelope marked Parliamen (Parliament), and seal the envelope with glue.
Step 7 : Fold the completed white Borang 2, and put it into the white Sampul B envelope, together with the white Sampul A (Parliamen) envelope. Seal the white Sampul B envelope with glue.
Step 8 : Vote for your preferred State Assembly candidate (only one candidate) by marking the ballot with an X using a pen.
Step 9 : Fold the State ballot, and put it into the pink / orange Sampul A envelope marked Negeri (State), and seal the envelope with glue.
Step 10 : Fold the completed pink Borang 2, and put it into the pink / orange Sampul B envelope, together with the pink / orange Sampul A (Negeri) envelope. Seal the pink / orange Sampul B envelope with glue.
Step 11 : You must now mail the two Sampul Surat B (which have a pre-printed address) to Malaysia using regular mail service or courier service, but at your own cost.
You can combine them in a single envelope to save cost. If your family is voting in the same constituency, you can also share the same envelope for your votes. Just copy the address from the Sampul Surat B.
Alternatively, you can travel back to Malaysia and place the voting ballots into the ballot box at the office of the returning officer.
Postal Voting Assistance By Global Bersih
As you can tell, not everyone may be aware of these requirements, or are able to get a Malaysian adult to act as a witness.
To help overseas Malaysians with postal voting, the Global Bersih team is asking for volunteers to help :
- flyers who can hand-carry votes back to Malaysia, from 10-18 November 2022
- coordinators who can connect overseas Malaysians to flyers who can help them carry their votes back to Malaysia
- runners in Malaysia who can pick up ballots from flyers, to deliver the votes to local constituencies
- Malaysian adults who can serve as witnesses for overseas ballot papers
If you are a Malaysian adult living overseas and are willing to coordinate and/or become a witness for other Malaysian voters in your location, please sign up using this Global Bersih coordination form.
You can also sign up to help the Global Bersih team in their other efforts to help overseas Malaysians cast their postal votes at https://bit.ly/ge15volunteers.
EVERY VOTE MATTERS, so please help our Malaysian brothers and sisters overseas cast their vote!
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