Bukit Batok by-election: S'poreans who didn't vote can apply to restore names to electoral rolls

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SINGAPORE - Those who did not vote at the Bukit Batok by-election on May 7 can now apply to have their names restored as their names have been removed from the registers of electors.

According to a press statement issued on Wednesday (May 18) by the Elections Department (ELD), the application also applies to those who did not vote in previous elections but wish to do so for future elections.

Non-voters will lose their eligibility to vote or stand as a candidate at future elections if their names are not restored to the registers of electors.

ELD added that the certified list of non-voters is available for inspection at the Elections Department from Thursday (May 19).

Non-voters who were registered overseas electors and who still wish to cast their votes overseas at future elections should re-register as overseas electors.

According to ELD, both restoration of non-voter names and registration as overseas electors will close with the issue of the writ for an election.

Re-registration as an overseas elector is also required with each revision of the registers of electors.

Singaporeans can also check their particulars in the registers of electors online at the ELD website, community centres or clubs, at Singapore overseas missions that serve as overseas registration centres or at Elections Department itself. They are required to bring their NRIC or passport.