New voter rolls open for public inspection

New voter rolls open for public inspection

Singapore's revised voter rolls have been certified and are open for public inspection, the Elections Department said in a media statement released yesterday.

There are a total of 2,411,188 electors, and eligible voters can check their particulars in the Registers of Electors through the Elections Department website, at its premises along Prinsep Link, or at community centres and clubs.

Those living overseas can check their particulars at Singapore overseas missions that serve as polling stations.

Singaporeans whose names were removed from the registers for failing to vote at a previous election can apply to have their names restored, the department added.

They are encouraged to apply early, as applications will close with the issue of the writ of election.

Citizens abroad whose names are listed in the Registers of Electors, and who have resided in Singapore for at least 30 days between Feb 1, 2011 and Jan 31 this year, can also apply as overseas electors to vote in future elections.

Re-registration is required for overseas voters with each revision of the registers.

The voter rolls had earlier been opened to the public for inspection between Feb 18 and March 3 this year.

During that period, electors could ask to update the following particulars - name, gender or address on their NRIC.

The revised registers contain names of all Singaporean citizens who qualify to be electors as of Feb 1.

Under the law, the registers may be revised not later than three years after the last general election.


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