Polling stations for Bukit Batok by-election to open from 8am on May 7

Polling stations for Bukit Batok by-election to open from 8am on May 7
The Bukit Batok SMC was contested by PAP's Murali Pillai (right) and SDP's Chee Soon Juan (left).
PHOTO: Berita Harian

SINGAPORE - Polling Day for the upcoming Bukit Batok by-election will fall on Saturday (May 7). Polling stations will be open from 8am to 8pm.

Voters are reminded to bring their original NRIC or passport and poll card to the stations. No ballot papers will be issued after 8pm.

The Cooling-off Day will fall on Friday (May 6) - a day before Polling Day.

Cooling-off Day is when campaigning by candidates is not allowed and new election advertising must not be published or displayed.

According to a statement by the Elections Department, this 24-hour silence period is to allow for voters to "reflect rationally on various issues raised at an election before going to the polls". 

The Bukit Batok single-member constituency (SMC) is being contested by People's Action Party's Murali Pillai and Singapore Democratic Party's (SDP) Chee Soon Juan. 

The statement also added that the activities that are banned on Cooling-off Day and Polling Day include canvassing and visiting the homes and workplaces of voters, as well as holding election meetings and knowingly displaying any election advertising on vehicles or buildings in the SMC.

For the do's and don'ts on polling day, please visit: http://www.eld.gov.sg/voters_dosdonts.html 

prabukm@sph.com.sg

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