Over 15,000 voters opted out Kuala Kubu Baharu

Institut Darul Ehsan revealed that over 15,000 voters opted to stay out of the Kuala Kubu Baharu by-election.

“A total of 38.5 percent chose not to vote, equivalent to 15,480 voters.

“Efforts need to be intensified to create voting awareness”, said the think tank in its analysis on the voting pattern in the Kuala Kubu Baharu by-election.

The voter turnout was 61.5 percent. That is a drop of 7.7 percent, said IDE.

It compared the voter turnout with the voter turnout during the general election two years ago.

The voter turnout then was 76.9 percent.

The think tank said the drop in voter turnout was due to young voters was no longer excited to vote.

It also revealed that the voter turnout for the Malays and Chinese was around 63 percent whereas the turnout among the Indians was 57 percent.

Earlier, IDE told the PH-BN coalition to woo the young voters.

The Kuala Kubu Baharu by-election over the weekend saw DAP’s Pang Sock Tao of Pakatan Harapan trounce Bersatu’s Khairul Azhari Saut of PN with a majority of 3,869 votes in a four cornered fight to retain the semi-urban mixed constituency.

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