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M’sian Election Commission Issues Guide Requiring Public To Turn In Their Mobile Phones While Voting

today10 November 2022


source: A Job Thing

While Malaysians would expect to be provided a set of rules to follow while casting their votes on polling day, one that may perhaps have been unforeseen is a new guideline requiring them to surrender their phones after acquiring the ballot paper.

The Election Commission (EC) announced the rule its voting guide issued yesterday (Nov 9).

Here is the Twitter post highlighting the smartphone rule, along with other election day directives:

The guide states that voters would be required to put their cell phones in a box at the officer in charge’s counter immediately after obtaining their ballot paper from the third voting clerk. They will return to the officer in charge’s station upon voting to pick up their smartphones.


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Written by: Lara Kramer