GE15: Despite a drizzle, Malaysians carry out their voting duty

Voters turn up early to cast their votes at the polling centre of Sekolah Menengah SEAFIELD in USJ 2, for the Subang Parliamentary seat.

SUBANG JAYA, Nov 19 – The morning weather may not have been all that fine in some parts of the country as the polling process of the 15th General Election got underway today, but that apparently has not been a dampener for Malaysians as many turned up in droves to cast their vote at the various polling centres here and other parts of the country.

In Subang Jaya, a slight drizzle of rain continued, and many, at the polling centre of Sekolah Menengah Seafield in USJ 2 here, were seen with umbrellas covering their heads as they headed into the school to cast their ballot papers.

Many among them were also first time voters. One USJ resident (name withheld), aged 26, said she was excited about voting and was up early to get ready to go to the voting centre. “My best friend and several other friends are also voting for the first time here.”

“We were up early and very excited about voting,” said friends and first time voters from USJ in Subang Jaya.

Meanwhile, an Election Officer, who was just outside the polling station, said all was going well when asked on how it was going so far.

“Although specific times were given out to ensure that the crowd does not get too big at any juncture, many people still turned up early to cast their votes. But all is well so far,” he said.

The Subang Parliamentary seat is being contested by incumbent Wong Chen (Pakatan Rakyat), Kow Cheong Wei (Barisan Nasional) and Ang Hiang Ni of Perikatan Nasional.

In the 2018 general election (GE14), Wong won with a landslide majority of 92,353 votes.