Sarawak total voters for GE14: 1,220,960 (607,410 Men / 613,550 Women)
Sabah total voters for GE14: 1,117,337 (560,934 Men / 556,403 Women)
Total Eligible voters: 14,940,627
Polling centers: 8,898 locations
Election workers: 259,391
Polling streams: 28,995
Parliament complex in Kuala Lumpur – Photo credit: Malay Mail Online
Did you know?
Malaysia’s general election is set in motion when Parliament is dissolved either automatically five years after its first meeting or upon the Prime Minister’s advice to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong.
The current 13th Parliament of Malaysia had its first meeting on June 24, 2013 and expires on June 24, 2018.
Under Article 55(4) of the Federal Constitution, the polls must be held within 60 days of parliament’s dissolution.
Therefore, the 14th general election must be held no later than August 2018.
A total 222 parliamentary and 505 state seats will be contested. Only in Sarawak are the state polls held separately from the parliamentary elections.
Composition of Parliament (After GE13):
Barisan Nasional - Opposition/Independent
GE13 and Past Parliament Polls Fast Facts
- 31 seats contested in Sarawak
- Sarawak has most seats, followed by Johor Baru (26)
- Sarawak total voters: 817,217
- Sabah total voters: 770,466
- Total voters nationwide:11,054,577
- BN has failed to secure two-thirds majority in Parliament since 2008
- BN has 25 seats, DAP 5 and PKR 1 in Sarawak
- First election: Aug 19, 1959 (Federation of Malaya)
- First meeting of first session of first Parliament: Sept 11, 1959
- First election after formation of Malaysia, May 18, 1964
A Parliament sitting held last year - Photo credit: Malay Mail Online