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Youth voters not clued in, but still eager to vote
Be it knowledge of the political landscape or the electoral process, first-time youth voters are less aware but this has not dampened their enthusiasm to cast their ballots on Nov 19.

In a survey of first-time voters aged 18 to 30, commissioned by Malaysiakini, 93 percent of the 1,084 respondents polled said they intend to vote.

This is despite a majority struggling to name cabinet ministers or politicians who they favour or dislike and being unable to answer basic questions on the electoral process.

Their enthusiasm was less about experiencing voting for the first time, and more to do with...

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