Malaysia Votes 2018

5 Things to know about the polls

A Malaysian casting his ballot during early voting yesterday in Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia's federal Parliament has 222 seats. Winning a simple majority of 112 seats determines who forms the government.
A Malaysian casting his ballot during early voting yesterday in Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia's federal Parliament has 222 seats. Winning a simple majority of 112 seats determines who forms the government.PHOTO: EPA-EFE

On Wednesday, May 9, voting centres will open from 8am to 5pm.

A voter gets two ballot papers in most areas - one to pick a Member of Parliament, the other a State Assemblyman/woman.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on May 06, 2018, with the headline '5 Things to know about the polls'. Print Edition | Subscribe