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When Could All Southeast Asian Citizens Vote?
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When Could All Southeast Asian Citizens Vote?

In 2019, more people will vote than ever before.

Nearly two billion voters in 50 countries around the world will head to the polls this year to elect their leaders.

Some of the biggest elections include India - the world’s largest democracy with 800 million eligible voters, Indonesia - 187 million registered voters and Nigeria - 84 million registered voters.

Looking at this aspect, wouldn't you curious to know when actually Southeast Asian people can go and cast their votes?

We're referring to the voting age, actually.

Source: The Jakarta Post
Source: The Jakarta Post

Ninety percent of the world votes at age 18. But as for this region, here's the voting age for respective countries:

17 years old:

INDONESIA, TIMOR LESTE 

In Indonesia | The Straits Times
In Indonesia | The Straits Times
Voters in Southeast Asia | The Straits Times
Voters in Timor Leste | The Straits Times

18 years old:

VIETNAM, THAILAND, PHILIPPINES, MYANMAR, LAOS & CAMBODIA

Source: Thanh Nien
Source: Thanh Nien
Thailand General Election 2014 | Seeker401 - WordPress.com
Thailand General Election 2014 | Seeker401 - WordPress.com
Filipino voters | The Straits Times
Filipino voters | The Straits Times
Voters in Myanmar | United States Institute of Peace
Voters in Myanmar | United States Institute of Peace
Voters in Cambodia | Washington Post
Voters in Cambodia | Washington Post
Lao voters read various biographies of candidate | Getty Images
Lao voters read various biographies of candidate | Getty Images

21 years old:

SINGAPORE, MALAYSIA

Polling day in Singapore | The Straits Times
Polling day in Singapore | The Straits Times
During Malaysia's election | Mpoz Australia
During Malaysia's election | Mpoz Australia

Brunei is an absolute monarchy in which the sultan exercises executive power, and in which there are no elected representatives at the national level.

Are you going to vote this year, Seasians?


Source : Al-Jazeera

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