This woman slides her ballot into the local election box.
On Sunday Malaysians went to to the polls for this country’s 13th general election. This election proved to the the closet in the country’s history and the largest turn out. If you are a readers in the West, you might the whole world uses voting machines and punch cards. But here in Malaysia voting was a little more low tech. Here is a peak of how votes were cast in my district.
Voter arrive at a local school to cast their votes. This election voter turnout was the highest in Malaysia’s history.
Voters check in at the local school to cast their votes.
Security watches as voters line up to vote in the 13th general election of Malaysia.
Voters check-in and received their paper ballots. The ballots have both a name and a party symbol printed on them.
Election official checks to see if the voter has voted previously by looking for ink marks on her fingers.
A voters receive indelible ink on their left forefinger to signify they have voted.
Indelible ink is painted on the left forefinger of each voter to signify they have cast their vote.
The voter then casts their paper ballot in the local election collection box. The ruler is to make sure it goes in without anyone else touching the ballot.
This voter is casting her ballot in the parliamentary election ballot box.
Mr Thong Yip checks in to cast his vote in the 13th general election of Malaysia.
Mr. Thong Yip has his finger marked to signify he has voted.
Mr. Thong Yip casting his vote int he 13th general election of Malaysia.
Mr. Thong Yip shows off his marked finger signifying he has voted.
On a technical note: All photos in this series were taken with the Fujifilm X-Pro1 and the Fujinon 14mm. You can rollover the image for the EXIF data.