Elections in Sarawak

Federal level

Federal election results

2013

 Summary of the 5 May 2013 Malaysian Dewan Rakyat election results in Sarawak
Party Candidates Vote Seats
Votes % Won % +/–
National Front[lower-alpha 1]BN31481,03858.862580.65-5
United Traditional Bumiputera PartyPBB141445.160
Sarawak People's PartyPRS6619.350
Sarawak Progressive Democratic PartySPDP4412.900
Sarawak United People's PartySUPP713.23-5
Democratic Action PartyDAP11179,97322.02516.13+4
People's Justice PartyPKR15105,11712.8613.23+1
Pan-Malaysian Islamic PartyPAS519,4182.3800.000
Sarawak Workers PartySWP615,6301.9100.000
State Reform PartySTAR72,3760.2900.000
IndependentsIND713,6751.6700.000
Valid votes817,227
Invalid/blank votes11,668
Total votes (voter turnout: %)828,895100.0031100.000
Did not vote255,077
Registered voters1,083,972
Voting age population (aged 21 years and above) 
Sarawak's population 

Source:

  1. Contested using dacing election symbol on the ballot papers.

2008

 Summary of the 8 March 2008 Malaysian Dewan Rakyat election results in Sarawak
Party Candidates Vote Seats
Votes % Won % +/–
National Front[lower-alpha 1]BN313096.77+3
United Traditional Bumiputera PartyPBB141445.16+3
Sarawak People's PartyPRS6619.35New
Sarawak United People's PartySUPP7619.350
Sarawak Progressive Democratic PartySPDP4412.900
Democratic Action PartyDAP13.230
Valid votes
Invalid/blank votes
Total votes (voter turnout: %) 100.0031100.00+3
Did not vote
Registered voters 
Voting age population (aged 21 years and above) 
Sarawak's population 

Source:

  1. Contested using dacing election symbol on the ballot papers.

2004

 Summary of the 21 March 2004 Malaysian Dewan Rakyat election results in Sarawak
Party Candidates Vote Seats
Votes % Won % +/–
National Front[lower-alpha 1]BN28278,91965.852796.43-1
Sarawak United People's PartySUPP7101,86924.05621.43-1
United Traditional Bumiputera PartyPBB1180,40818.981139.290
Sarawak Progressive Democratic PartySPDP450,35011.89414.29New
Parti Bansa Dayak SarawakPBDS646,29210.93621.430
Democratic Action PartyDAP567,63115.9713.57+1
Sarawak National PartySNAP728,5796.7500.00-4
State Reform PartySTAR16,2701.4800.000
People's Justice PartyPKR15,4201.2800.000
Pan-Malaysian Islamic PartyPAS11,0350.2400.000
IndependentsIND1035,6828.4300.000
Valid votes423,536
Invalid/blank votes
Total votes (voter turnout: %) 100.0028100.000
Did not vote
Registered voters 
Voting age population (aged 21 years and above) 
Sarawak's population 

Source:

  1. Contested using dacing election symbol on the ballot papers.

1999

 Summary of the 29 November 1999 Malaysian Dewan Rakyat election results in Sarawak
Party Candidates Vote Seats
Votes % Won % +/–
National Front[lower-alpha 1]BN28338,01365.9528100.00+2
Sarawak United People's PartySUPP7129,35625.24725.000
United Traditional Bumiputera PartyPBB10100,06219.521035.71+1
Parti Bansa Dayak SarawakPBDS651,74910.10621.430
Sarawak National PartySNAP445,5198.88414.290
Barisan Nasional Direct Candidate111,3272.2113.57
Democratic Action Party[lower-alpha 2]DAP775,99214.8100.00New
National Justice Party[lower-alpha 2]KeADILan1349,7749.7100.00New
State Reform PartySTAR423,0484.5000.00New
Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party[lower-alpha 2]PAS12,4380.4800.000
IndependentsIND1223,3324.5500.000
Valid votes512,527
Invalid/blank votes
Total votes (voter turnout: %) 100.0028 100.00+1
Did not vote
Registered voters 
Voting age population (aged 21 years and above) 
Sarawak's population 

Source:

  1. Contested using dacing election symbol on the ballot papers.
  2. Parties in the informal coalition, Alternatif Front (Barisan Alternatif). Contested using separate election symbol on the ballot papers.

1995

 Summary of the 24 – 25 April 1995 Malaysian Dewan Rakyat election results in Sarawak
Party Candidates Vote Seats
Votes % Won % +/–
National Front[lower-alpha 1]BN27239,29763.562696.30+5
Sarawak United People's PartySUPP7116,40330.92725.93+3
Sarawak National PartySNAP444,18511.74311.110
United Traditional Bumiputera PartyPBB1042,21011.211037.040
Sarawak Native People's PartyPBDS529,7687.91518.52+1
Barisan Nasional Direct Candidate16,7311.7813.70+1
Democratic Action PartyDAP678,45620.8413.70-1
United Sabah PartyPBS35,5361.4700.00New
IndependentsIND1553,18014.1300.00-4
Valid votes376,469
Invalid/blank votes
Total votes (voter turnout: %) 100.0027100.000
Did not vote
Registered voters 
Voting age population (aged 21 years and above) 
Sarawak's population 

Source:

  1. Contested using dacing election symbol on the ballot papers.

1990

 Summary of the 20 – 21 October 1990 Malaysian Dewan Rakyat election results in Sarawak
Party Candidates Vote Seats
Votes % Won % +/–
National Front[lower-alpha 1]BN27262,27457.092177.780
Sarawak United People's PartySUPP8102,68722.35414.810
United Traditional Bumiputera PartyPBB10101,24322.041037.04+2
Sarawak National PartySNAP535,7547.78311.11-1
Sarawak Native People's PartyPBDS422,5904.92414.81-1
Democratic Action PartyDAP887,01718.9427.41+1
Sarawak Malaysian People's AssociationPERMAS927,6186.0100.000
Sarawak United Labour PartyPLUS11620.0400.000
IndependentsIND2582,32717.92414.81+2
Valid votes459,398
Invalid/blank votes
Total votes (voter turnout: %) 100.0027100.00+3
Did not vote
Registered voters 
Voting age population (aged 21 years and above) 
Sarawak's population 

Source:

  1. Contested using dacing election symbol on the ballot papers.

1986

 Summary of the 2 – 3 August 1986 Malaysian Dewan Rakyat election results in Sarawak
Party Candidates Vote Seats
Votes % Won % +/–
National Front[lower-alpha 1]BN24200,42855.612187.50+2
Sarawak United People's PartySUPP793,01825.81416.67-1
United Traditional Bumiputera PartyPBB848,36713.42833.330
Sarawak National PartySNAP534,2219.49520.83-1
Sarawak Native People's PartyPBDS424,8226.89416.67New
Democratic Action PartyDAP568,19718.9214.17-1
IndependentsIND2890,84325.2028.33-1
Valid votes360,435
Invalid/blank votes
Total votes (voter turnout: %) 100.0024100.000
Did not vote
Registered voters 
Voting age population (aged 21 years and above) 
Sarawak's population 

Source:

  1. Contested using dacing election symbol on the ballot papers.

1982

 Summary of the 22 – 26 April 1982 Malaysian Dewan Rakyat election results in Sarawak
Party Candidates Vote Seats
Votes % Won % +/–
National Front[lower-alpha 1]BN24151,98856.751979.17-4
Sarawak United People's PartySUPP781,99330.62520.83-1
Sarawak National PartySNAP941,29515.42625.00-3
United Traditional Bumiputera PartyPBB828,70010.71833.330
Democratic Action PartyDAP548,62318.1628.33+2
Sarawak Native People's PartyPAJAR11,4150.5300.000
Sarawak People's OrganisationSAPO11780.0700.00-1
IndependentsIND2665,59424.49312.50+3
Valid votes267,798
Invalid/blank votes
Total votes (voter turnout: %) 100.0024100.000
Did not vote
Registered voters 
Voting age population (aged 21 years and above) 
Sarawak's population 

Source:

  1. Contested using dacing election symbol on the ballot papers.

1978

 Summary of the 8 – 22 July 1978 Malaysian Dewan Rakyat election results in Sarawak
Party Candidates Vote Seats
Votes % Won % +/–
National Front[lower-alpha 1]BN24161,53963.032395.83+8
Sarawak National PartySNAP945,21817.64937.500
United Traditional Bumiputera PartyPBB852,22220.38833.330
Sarawak United People's PartySUPP764,09925.01625.00-1
Sarawak Native People's PartyPAJAR1235,00913.6600.00New
Sarawak People's OrganisationSAPO110,1503.9614.17New
Parti Umat SarawakUMAT33,8981.5200.00New
Parti Negara Rakyat SarawakNEGARA38610.3400.00New
IndependentsIND1644,83117.4900.000
Valid votes256,288
Invalid/blank votes
Total votes (voter turnout: %) 100.0024100.000
Did not vote
Registered voters 
Voting age population (aged 21 years and above) 
Sarawak's population 

Source:

  1. Contested using dacing election symbol on the ballot papers.

1974

 Summary of the 24 August – 14 September 1974 Malaysian Dewan Rakyat election results in Sarawak
Party Candidates Vote Seats
Votes % Won % +/–
National Front[lower-alpha 1]BN24147,95755.251562.50New
United Traditional Bumiputera PartyPBB1583,72231.25937.50New
Sarawak United People's PartySUPP964,23524.00625.00+1
Sarawak National PartySNAP24117,50343.88937.500
IndependentsIND42,3220.8700.00-1
Valid votes267,782
Invalid/blank votes
Total votes (voter turnout: %) 100.0024100.000
Did not vote
Registered voters 
Voting age population (aged 21 years and above) 
Sarawak's population 

Source:

  1. Contested using dacing election symbol on the ballot papers.

1969

 Summary of the 10 May 1969 – 4 July 1970 Malaysian Dewan Rakyat election results in Sarawak
Party Candidates Vote Seats
Votes % Won %
Sarawak National PartySNAP23937.50
Parti Bumiputera SarawakBUMIPUTERA520.83
Sarawak United People's PartySUPP19520.83
Parti Pesaka SarawakPESAKA1528.33
Sarawak Chinese AssociationSCA28.33
IndependentsIND14.17
Valid votes
Invalid/blank votes
Total votes (voter turnout: %) 100.0024100.00
Did not vote
Registered voters 
Voting age population (aged 21 years and above) 
Sarawak's population 

Source:

Federal constituencies

Elected members of the Dewan Rakyat

State level

State election results

2016

 Summary of the 7 May 2016 Sarawak State Legislative Assembly election results
Party Candidates Vote Seats
Votes % Won % +/–
National Front[lower-alpha 1]BN82466,95361.967287.80+17
United Traditional Bumiputera PartyPBB393947.56+4
Sarawak United People's PartySUPP1378.54+1
Sarawak People's PartyPRS111113.41+3
Sarawak Progressive Democratic PartySPDP644.88-2
Barisan Nasional Direct Candidate13118.54
Democratic Action PartyDAP31145,87319.3578.54-5
People's Justice PartyPKR4076,00310.0833.660
Pan-Malaysian Islamic PartyPAS1113,2101.7500.000
National Trust PartyAMANAH138,4331.1200.00New
State Reform PartySTAR102,8410.3800.000
New Sarawak Native People's PartyPBDS Baru51,2440.1700.00New
IndependentsIND3639,1355.1900.00-1
Valid votes753,692
Invalid/blank votes25,127
Total votes (voter turnout: %)778,819100.0082100.00+11
Did not vote360,828
Registered voters1,139,647
Voting age population (aged 21 years and above) 
Sarawak's population 

Source:

  1. Contested using dacing election symbol on the ballot papers.

2011

 Summary of the 16 April 2011 Sarawak State Legislative Assembly election results
Party Candidates Vote Seats
Votes % Won % +/–
National Front[lower-alpha 1]BN71372,37955.365577.46-7
United Traditional Bumiputera PartyPBB35192,78528.663549.300
Sarawak United People's PartySUPP19111,78116.6268.45-5
Sarawak People's PartyPRS935,1205.22811.270
Sarawak Progressive Democratic PartySPDP832,6934.8668.45-2
Democratic Action PartyDAP15134,84720.051216.90+6
People's Justice PartyPKR49117,10017.4134.23+2
Sarawak National PartySNAP2615,6632.3300.00-1
Pan-Malaysian Islamic PartyPAS59,7191.4400.000
Love Malaysia PartyPCM62,8950.4300.00New
IndependentsIND4120,0642.9811.410
Valid votes672,667
Invalid/blank votes
Total votes (voter turnout: %) 100.0071100.000
Did not vote
Registered voters 
Voting age population (aged 21 years and above) 
Sarawak's population 

Source:

  1. Contested using dacing election symbol on the ballot papers.

2006

 Summary of the 20 May 2006 Sarawak State Legislative Assembly election results
Party Candidates Vote Seats
Votes % Won % +/–
National Front[lower-alpha 1]BN71341,58762.956287.32+2
United Traditional Bumiputera PartyPBB35160,33129.553549.30+5
Sarawak United People's PartySUPP19113,50520.921115.49-5
Sarawak Progressive Democratic PartySPDP834,7376.40811.27New
Sarawak People's PartyPRS933,0146.08811.27New
Democratic Action PartyDAP1282,13415.1468.45+5
Sarawak National PartySNAP2951,4599.4811.41-5
People's Justice PartyPKR2547,3508.7311.41+1
Pan-Malaysian Islamic PartyPAS11,9010.3500.000
IndependentsIND2018,2133.3511.410
Valid votes542,644
Invalid/blank votes6,959
Total votes (voter turnout: 61.89%)549,603100.0071100.00+9
Did not vote342,934
Registered voters892,537
Voting age population (aged 21 years and above) 
Sarawak's population 

Source:

  1. Contested using dacing election symbol on the ballot papers.

2001

 Summary of the 27 September 2001 Sarawak State Legislative Assembly election results
Party Candidates Vote Seats
Votes % Won % +/–
National Front[lower-alpha 1]BN62382,13771.166096.77+3
United Traditional Bumiputera PartyPBB303048.39+1
Sarawak United People's PartySUPP171625.81+3
Sarawak National PartySNAP769.68+1
Sarawak Native People's PartyPBDS8812.900
Democratic Action PartyDAP1345,3278.4411.61-2
National Justice PartyKeADILan2537,2446.9400.00New
State Reform PartySTAR512,2112.2700.00New
Pan-Malaysian Islamic PartyPAS32,8540.5300.000
IndependentsIND4457,22010.6611.61-1
Valid votes536,993
Invalid/blank votes7,074
Total votes (voter turnout: 67.01%)542,285100.0062100.000
Did not vote426,734
Registered voters868,487
Voting age population (aged 21 years and above) 
Sarawak's population 

Source:

  1. Contested using dacing election symbol on the ballot papers.

1996

 Summary of the 7 – 8 September 1996 Sarawak State Legislative Assembly election results
Party Candidates Vote Seats
Votes % Won % +/–
National Front[lower-alpha 1]BN62241,66666.505791.94+8
United Traditional Bumiputera PartyPBB302946.77+2
Sarawak United People's PartySUPP171320.97+3
Sarawak National PartySNAP7711.29+1
Sarawak Native People's PartyPBDS8812.90+1
Democratic Action PartyDAP632,4218.9234.84+3
IndependentsIND6089,29424.5723.23+2
Valid votes363,381
Invalid/blank votes5,876
Total votes (voter turnout: %)372,594100.0062100.00+6
Did not vote441,753
Registered voters814,347
Voting age population (aged 21 years and above) 
Sarawak's population 

Source:

  1. Contested using dacing election symbol on the ballot papers.

1991

 Summary of the 27 – 28 September 1991 Sarawak State Legislative Assembly election results
Party Candidates Vote Seats
Votes % Won % +/–
National Front[lower-alpha 1]BN56301,06762.754987.50+21
United Traditional Bumiputera PartyPBB31142,02829.602748.21+13
Sarawak United People's PartySUPP17126,10726.281628.57+5
Sarawak National PartySNAP832,9326.87610.71+3
Sarawak Native People's PartyPBDS34104,21621.72712.50-8
Democratic Action PartyDAP1846,4699.6900.000
Sarawak Malaysian People's AssociationPERMAS1216,1593.3700.00-5
Sarawak People's National PartyNEGARA285,6511.1800.00New
IndependentsIND196,2091.2900.000
Valid votes479,771
Invalid/blank votes20,684
Total votes (voter turnout: 69.79%)500,455100.0056100.00+8
Did not vote223,288
Registered voters723,743
Voting age population (aged 21 years and above) 
Sarawak's population 

Source:

  1. Contested using dacing election symbol on the ballot papers.

1987

 Summary of the 15 – 16 April 1987 Sarawak State Legislative Assembly election results
Party Candidates Vote Seats
Votes % Won % +/–
National Front[lower-alpha 1]BN48249,28955.252858.33-2
United Traditional Bumiputera PartyPBB231429.17-5
Sarawak United People's PartySUPP141122.920
Sarawak National PartySNAP1136.25-5
Sarawak Native People's PartyPBDS2179,54817.631531.25+9
Sarawak Malaysian People's AssociationPERMAS2164,15214.22510.42New
Democratic Action PartyDAP1151,34111.3800.000
Sarawak Demokratik BersatuBERSATU1840.0200.000
IndependentsIND166,8201.5100.00-4
Valid votes451,234
Invalid/blank votes
Total votes (voter turnout: %) 100.0048100.000
Did not vote
Registered voters 
Voting age population (aged 21 years and above) 
Sarawak's population 

Source:

  1. Contested using dacing election symbol on the ballot papers.

1983

 Summary of the 28 – 29 December 1983 Sarawak State Legislative Assembly election results
Party Candidates Vote Seats
Votes % Won % +/–
National Front[lower-alpha 1]BN32166,85546.223062.50-15
United Traditional Bumiputera PartyPBB2077,69421.521939.58
Sarawak United People's PartySUPP1289,16124.701122.92
Sarawak National PartySNAP1846,74112.95816.67
Sarawak Native People's PartyPBDS1433,7129.34612.50New
Democratic Action PartyDAP731,2468.6500.000
Sarawak Demokratik BersatuBERSATU42,5400.7000.00New
IndependentsIND8079,93122.1448.33+1
Valid votes361,025
Invalid/blank votes6,070
Total votes (voter turnout: 72.56%)367,095100.0048100.000
Did not vote138,777
Registered voters505,872
Voting age population (aged 21 years and above) 
Sarawak's population 

Source:

  1. Contested using dacing election symbol on the ballot papers.

1979

 Summary of the 1979 Sarawak State Legislative Assembly election results
Party Candidates Vote Seats
Votes % Won % +/–
National Front[lower-alpha 1]BN484593.75+15
United Traditional Bumiputera PartyPBB
Sarawak United People's PartySUPP
Sarawak National PartySNAP
IndependentsIND36.25+3
Valid votes
Invalid/blank votes
Total votes (voter turnout: %) 100.0048100.000
Did not vote
Registered voters 
Voting age population (aged 21 years and above) 
Sarawak's population 

Source:

  1. Contested using dacing election symbol on the ballot papers.

1974

 Summary of the 24 August – 14 September 1974 Sarawak State Legislative Assembly election results
Party Candidates Vote Seats
Votes % Won % +/–
National Front[lower-alpha 1]BN48144,49255.363062.50New
United Traditional Bumiputera PartyPBB3289,53434.301837.50New
Sarawak United People's PartySUPP1654,95821.051225.000
Sarawak National PartySNAP47111,43842.691837.50+6
Sarawak Bisamah PartyBISAMAH47160.2700.00New
IndependentsIND125,0881.9600.00-1
Valid votes261,018
Invalid/blank votes
Total votes (voter turnout: %) 100.0048100.000
Did not vote
Registered voters375,282
Voting age population (aged 21 years and above) 
Sarawak's population 

Source:

  1. Contested using dacing election symbol on the ballot papers.

1969

 Summary of the 10 May 1969 – 4 July 1970 Sarawak State Legislative Assembly election results
Party Candidates Vote Seats
Votes % Won %
Sarawak United People's PartySUPP4072,17828.831225.00
Sarawak Alliance3363,66825.431531.25
Parti Bumiputera SarawakBUMIPUTERA1122.92
Sarawak Chinese AssociationSCA48.33
Sarawak National PartySNAP4761,24124.461225.00
Parti Pesaka SarawakPESAKA3534,28113.69816.67
IndependentsIND6618,9877.5812.08
Valid votes250,355
Invalid/blank votes
Total votes (voter turnout: %) 100.0048100.00
Did not vote
Registered voters332,373
Voting age population (aged 21 years and above) 
Sarawak's population 

Source:

1963

Seats captured by parties in Sarawak district council elections, 1963
District councilsTotal seatsAlliancePANASSUPPIndependents
First Division116
Lundu123522
Kuching Rural34215143
Kuching Municipal2706210
Bau166172
Upper Sadong156423
Lower Sadong122820
Second Division72
Batang Lupar1911512
Lubok Antu159042
Saribas209742
Kalaka1811214
Third Division148
Sarikei171187
Binatang157071
Matu and Daro137015
Sibu Urban2140161
Sibu Rural2240126
Kanowit2416035
Kapit1717000
Mukah1900019
Fourth Division63
Bintulu188321
Subis1320110
Miri1962101
Baram1700017
Fifth Division30
Limbang1510014
Lawas156009

1959

State constituencies

Elected members of the Sarawak State Legislative Assembly


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