Malaysians will go to the polls on May 5, a Sunday, while nominations will be held on April 20, the Election Commission announced Wednesday. The 15-day campaign period is the longest since 1982, when a similar length of time was also permitted. EC chairman Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusof asked Malaysians to ensure that the electoral process is smooth and peaceful.
“The Election Commission is asking all parties to adhere to regulations,” he said. “The Election Commission is also asking all employers to give their workers adequate time to vote.”
Sunday is a working day in Kelantan, Terengganu and Kedah.
The announcement puts to rest recent media speculation that polling would be held on a weekday, which some believe may affect voter turnout.
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