Legal Framework

The right to suffrage in Malaysia is guaranteed by its Federal constitution. A number of laws and regulations have been enacted for the conduct of elections. They are the following:

  • Election Commission Act 1957
  • Elections Act 1958
  • Election Offences Act 1954
  • Election (Conduct of Elections) Regulations1981
  • Election (Registration of Electors) Regulations 2002
  • Election (Postal Voting) Regulations 2003

Resources :

PDF : Federal Constitution
PDF : Election Commission Act 1957 (Incorporating all amendments up to 1 January 2006)
PDF : Election Act 1958 (Incorporating all amendments up to 1 January 2006)
PDF : Election Offences Act 1954
PDF : An Act to amend the Election Offences Act 1954
PDF : Election (Registration of Electors) Regulations 2002
PDF : Election (Conduct of Elections) Regulations 1981
PDF : Election (Postal Voting) Regulations 2003

Analysis of the Legal Framework
PDF : The Influence of Electoral Laws On The Conduct Of Elections In Malaysia (Ng Chak Ngoon)

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