Youth Vote Key for Malaysian Election Win, But Will They Show Up? - Malaysian Digest


There are 5.8 million Malaysians between the ages of 21 and 30, according to the Malaysian Department of Statistics. If all of them registered to vote, they would make up slightly more than 28 percent of the electorate, according to Watan, a non-partisan campaign that aims to promote youth voting.

But because of low registration rates among this bracket, young people comprise just 18.55 percent of Malaysia’s 14.96 million registered voters, said Watan, which called young people the largest bank of non-voters in Malaysia.