Bukit Mertajam (federal constituency)

Bukit Mertajam is a federal constituency in Penang, Malaysia, that has been represented in the Dewan Rakyat since 1974.

Bukit Mertajam (P045)
Penang constituency
Federal constituency
LegislatureDewan Rakyat
Steven Sim Chee Keong
Constituency created1974
First contested1974
Last contested2018
Electors (2018)[1]88,998

The federal constituency was created in the 1974 redistribution and is mandated to return a single member to the Dewan Rakyat under the first past the post voting system.


Representation history

Members of Parliament for Bukit Mertajam
Constituency created from Seberang Tengah
4th1974-1978Tan Cheng BeeBN (MCA)
5th1978-1982Seow Hun KhimDAP
6th1982-1986BN (MCA)
7th1986-1990Chian Heng KaiDAP
9th1995-1999Tan Chong KengBN (MCA)
10th1999-2004Chong EngDAP
13th2013-2018Steven Sim Chee Keong
14th2018-presentPH (DAP)

Polling District

According to the federal gazette issued on 30 March 2018, the Bukit Mertajam constituency is divided into 26 polling districts, and the polling center is located at Jit Sin High School.[2]

State seat Polling District Code Location
Berapit (N13) Kampong Aston 045/13/01 SM Persendirian Jit Sin
Bukit Noning 045/13/02 SJK (C) Perkampungan Berapit
Taman Bukit Ria 045/13/03 SJK (C) Kim Sen
Kampong Bahru 045/13/04 SK Kampung Bahru
Jalan Berjaya 045/13/05 SMK Bukit Mertajam
Taman Alma 045/13/06 SMK Jalan Damai
Mutiara Indah 045/13/07 SMK Berapit
Taman Tenang 045/13/08 SM Sains Tun Syed Sheh Shahabudin
Machang Bubuk (N14) To'Kun 045/14/01 SK Juara
Machang Bubok 045/14/02 SK Machang Bubok
Bukit Teh 045/14/03 SK Bukit Teh
Alma 045/14/04 SJK (C) Sin Ya
Taman Seri Kijang 045/14/05 SK Alma Jaya
Bukit Minyak 045/14/06 SMK Alma
Permatang Tinggi 045/14/07 SJK (C) Permatang Tinggi
Gajah Mati 045/14/08 SM Agama Al-Mahadul Islami
Taman Jambu 045/14/09 SJK (C) Kay Sin
Taman Seri Janggus 045/14/10 SMK Taman Sejahtera
Taman Alma Jaya 045/14/11 SK Alma Jaya
Padang Lalang (N15) Kampong Cross Street 1 045/15/01 SK Sungai Rambai
Station Road 045/15/02 SMK Convent (M) Bukit Mertajam
High School 045/15/03 SMK Tinggi Bukit Mertajam
Bukit Kechil 045/15/04 SJK (C) Keow Kuang
Desa Damai 045/15/05 SMJK Jit Sin
Taman Keenways 045/15/06 SK Alma
Taman Binjai 045/15/07 SMJK Jit Sin

Election results

Malaysian general election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes%∆%
PHSim Chee Keong63,78485.40+85.40
BNGui Guat Lye10,90714.60-4.05
Total valid votes 74,691 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,109
Unreturned ballots 177
Turnout 75,97785.37
Registered electors 88,998
Majority 52,87770.80
PH hold Swing +4.05

"His Majesty's Government Gazette - Notice of Contested Election, Parliament for the State of Penang [P.U. (B) 236/2018]" (PDF). Attorney General's Chambers of Malaysia. 3 May 2018. Retrieved 2018-08-01.

"Federal Government Gazette - Results of Contested Election and Statements of the Poll after the Official Addition of Votes, Parliamentary Constituencies for the State of Penang [P.U. (B) 310/2018]" (PDF). Attorney General's Chambers of Malaysia. 28 May 2018. Retrieved 2018-08-01.
Malaysian general election, 2013
Party Candidate Votes%∆%
DAPSim Chee Keong55,87781.35+5.38
BNGui Guat Lye12,81418.65-5.38
Total valid votes 68,691 100.00
Total rejected ballots 712
Unreturned ballots 185
Turnout 69,58888.09
Registered electors 78,996
Majority 43,06362.70
DAP hold Swing +5.38
Malaysian general election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes%∆%
DAPChong Eng37,88275.97+16.21
BNOng Tang Chuan11,98524.03-16.21
Total valid votes 49,867 100.00
Total rejected ballots 931
Unreturned ballots 25
Turnout 50,82379.31
Registered electors 64,080
Majority 25,89751.94
DAP hold Swing +16.21
Malaysian general election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes%∆%
DAPChong Eng26,21559.76+6.87
BNMa Kok Ben17,65140.24-6.87
Total valid votes 43,866 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,148
Unreturned ballots 428
Turnout 45,44277.37
Registered electors 58,733
Majority 8,56419.52
DAP hold Swing +6.87
Malaysian general election, 1999
Party Candidate Votes%∆%
DAPChong Eng26,87452.89+15.43
BNTan Chong Keng23,93747.11-15.43
Total valid votes 50,811 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,107
Unreturned ballots 49
Turnout 51,96778.02
Registered electors 66,607
Majority 2,9375.78
DAP gain from BN Swing +15.43
Malaysian general election, 1995
Party Candidate Votes%∆%
BNTan Chong Keng30,17562.54+14.11
DAPTeoh Teik Huat18,07737.46-14.11
Total valid votes 48,252 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,315
Unreturned ballots 92
Turnout 49,65978.51
Registered electors 63,251
Majority 12,09825.08
BN gain from DAP Swing +14.11
Malaysian general election, 1990
Party Candidate Votes%∆%
DAPChian Heng Kai @ Chin Soo Ha21,57251.57+1.30
BNTan Chong Keng20,26048.43+1.91
Total valid votes 41,832 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,098
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 42,93078.99
Registered electors 54,348
Majority 1,3123.14
DAP hold Swing -0.31
Malaysian general election, 1986
Party Candidate Votes%∆%
DAPChian Heng Kai @ Chin Soo Ha19,09950.27+6.21
BNTan Chong Keng17,67346.52-9.42
NASMATan Chin Ceang1,2193.21+3.21
Total valid votes 37,991 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,100
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 39,09176.00
Registered electors 51,437
Majority 1,4263.75
DAP gain from BN Swing +7.82
Malaysian general election, 1982
Party Candidate Votes%∆%
BNSeow Hun Khim22,22655.94+25.12
DAPKhoo Chin Tow17,50644.06+3.47
Total valid votes 39,732 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,119
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 40,85176.61
Registered electors 53,324
Majority 4,720
BN gain from DAP Swing +10.83
Malaysian general election, 1978
Party Candidate Votes%∆%
DAPSeow Hun Khim13,05140.59+18.55
BNLee Jong Ki9,91030.82-30.93
PASShaik Adam4,75714.80+14.80
IndependentTan Cheng Bee4,08212.70+12.70
KITAMustapha Hussain3501.09-4.25
Total valid votes 32,150 100.00
Total rejected ballots
Unreturned ballots
Registered electors 41,243
Majority 3,141
DAP gain from BN Swing +24.74
Malaysian general election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes%∆%
BNTan Cheng Bee14,28561.75
DAPOh Teck Aun5,09822.04
PEKEMASMichael Tan Kok Haw1,4796.39
KITAMustapha Hussain1,2355.34
PSRMOng Cheng Piaw1,0354.47
Total valid votes 23,132 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,027
Unreturned ballots
Turnout 24,15983.59
Registered electors 28,902
Majority 9,187
This was a new constituency created.


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