Election Department of Singapore releases updated voter rolls

The Election Department of Singapore has released the updated voter rolls of citizens who are eligible to cast their vote in the next general elections. The voter rolls are also open for public inspection.

There are a total of 2,594,740 electors in the Registers of Electors. This is about 80,000 more people than the 2,515,322 in the last revision of voters rolls in 2017.

   Election Department of Singapore. Photo courtesy: Wikimedia
Election Department of Singapore. Photo courtesy: Wikimedia

Singapore citizens may check their particulars in the registers:

  1. Online at the Elections Department website
  2. At community centres/clubs with their NRIC/passport
  3. At Singapore overseas missions that serve as overseas registration centres with their NRIC/passport. People living abroad can check at Singapore missions in New York, Washington DC, Sans Francisco, London, Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Canberra and Dubai.
  4. Elections Department with their NRIC/passport.

Restoration of name to registers

Persons whose names were removed from the Registers of Electors for failing to vote at a past election may still apply to have their names restored to the registers so that they can vote at future elections.

They are encouraged to apply early as no applications for restoration will be processed during the period from the date the writ for an election is issued until after Nomination Day if the election is not contested, or until after Polling Day if a poll is to be taken.    

Registration as an overseas elector

Re-registration as an overseas elector is required with each preparation of the registers. Overseas Singaporeans, whose names are listed in the Registers of Electors and have resided in Singapore for an aggregate of at least 30 days during the 3-year period between February 1, 2016 and January 31, 2019, may continue to register as overseas electors to vote at one of the designated overseas polling stations if they have not done so after February 1, 2019.    

Application for registration as an overseas elector is open all-year-round. However, in accordance with the law, applications will not be processed during the period from the 3rd day after the Writ for an election is issued until after Nomination Day if the election is uncontested, or until after Polling Day if a poll is to be taken.  

The last general election took place in September 2015 and the next must be held by April 2021.

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