A ballot box icon with the Malaysian flag adorns the doodle of Google Malaysia’s search engine homepage as the country holds its 15th general election (GE15) today.
Visitors to google.com.my will see the ballot box together with the Malaysian flag, Jalur Gemilang, incorporated into the Google logo.
A small explanation appears once the ballot box image is clicked.
"The 2022 Malaysian general election, formally the 15th Malaysian general election, is scheduled to be held on 19 November 2022 to elect the members of the Dewan Rakyat in the 15th Parliament of Malaysia. 221 seats in the Dewan Rakyat will be contested during the election," the note reads.
Malaysia has 222 parliamentary constituencies. The election for the Padang Serai parliamentary seat was rescheduled for Dec 7 following the death of its incumbent, Pakatan Harapan candidate M Karupaiya, on Wednesday.
The election for the state seat of Tioman has also been postponed following the death of Perikatan Nasional candidate Md Yunus Ramli today.
More than 20 million registered voters will head to the polls in GE15 to elect the representatives for their constituencies for the next five years.
Voting for the Bugaya state by-election in Sabah, which was postponed following the proclamation of emergency to contain the spread of Covid-19, will also be held today.
Polling stations in Peninsular Malaysia will open from 8am, and in Sabah, Sarawak and Labuan from 7.30am. In the peninsula, the stations will close in stages between 12 noon and 6pm.