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Malaysia, Elections Commission, Elections Act 1958 (as at 1 December 2016), [in Malay], accessed 30 October 2022

13. (1) Subject to the Election Offences Act 1954 [Act 5], the candidate for a constituency who polls the greatest number of valid votes cast by the electors of the constituency shall be deemed to be the elected member for that constituency:

Provided that—

(a) whenever only one candidate stands nominated in any constituency the nominated candidate shall be deemed to be the elected member for that constituency; and

(b) when an equality of votes is found to exist between any candidates for a constituency, and the addition of a vote would entitle one of the candidates to be elected, the determination of the candidate to whom the one additional vote shall be deemed to have been given shall be made by lot in the presence of the returning officer in such manner as he shall determine. […]

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