In Subang Jaya, Selangor, a woman wearing a bridal gown was spotted waiting in line to cast her vote among the normal crowd of voters.
Michelle Ng, a Subang Jaya assemblywoman, observed the scene at the voting location in Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan USJ 12.
“To the bride at SMK USJ 12: Thank you for voting despite it being your big day! Wishing you and your husband a happy married life together!” Ng wished on Facebook while posting a photo of the bride.
Jamie Chai, the bride, later expressed gratitude and well wishes in a response to Ng’s viral Facebook post.
“It’s me, YB Michelle Ng Mei Sze! Honoured to be allowed to vote for my country and city,” Chai commented in reply.
She continued by expressing her gratitude to all the other voters who at the polls allowed her to bypass the line after spotting her in her wedding dress.
“Voting for a better future. Doing my part! Thank you everyone for your selflessness and letting me vote first,” the 27-year-old wrote, and shared a photo of herself and her husband, Jack.
After attending a church ceremony in the morning, the couple went to the voting location to cast their ballots for the Subang parliamentary seat.
When Chai learned that her wedding day, today, November 19, fell on election day, she said that she at first found it hard to believe.
“I was definitely reeling and very anxious, but God has really blessed our event today, and the weather and timing were perfect!” said the bride, who added that her husband and herself were excited to play their roles in the current general election, as they both did in the last one.
“[We cannot] emphasise enough that every vote counts! It really feels wrong to just stay silent and choose hopelessness over action, regardless of the outcome.”