Urban migration will deprive rural GE15 candidates of Undi18 votes, study shows


Desmond Davidson

A Universiti Malaysia Sabah study has found that younger voters who hail from rural areas find it a hassle to go home to cast their ballots as they are currently working or studying in urban areas or other states. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, August 5, 2022.

A RECENT study by Universiti Malaysia Sabah revealed the Undi18 voter turnout in the coming 15th general election could be “dramatically low”. 

Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities associate professor Lee Kuok Tiung told The Malaysian Insight in the voter registration exercise, the new voters are registered in constituencies according to their address in the National Registration Department (NRD) database, not where they currently reside.


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