Revised voter rolls open for inspection

SINGAPORE - Singapore's voter rolls have been revised and have been opened for public inspection since Tuesday.

Eligible voters have until March 3 to check their particulars in the Registers of Electors, the Elections Department said in a media statement on Monday. They can do so on its website, at its Prinsep Link office, or at 107 community centres and clubs.

Singaporeans living overseas can go to any of nine Singapore overseas missions that serve as polling stations, such as the Singapore Consulate in New York, and the Singapore Embassy in Beijing.

During the inspection period, electors can ask for their particulars - name, gender or address on their NRIC - to be updated.

An elector should make sure his name is listed in the correct constituency based on the address in his identity card.

Those whose names are not found in the revised registers - either because they have been omitted or because they were dropped for not voting at a previous election - can also apply to have their names included or restored.

An elector can also object to another person listed in his constituency if they know that person belongs to another constituency.

Starting from today, citizens living abroad can also register as overseas electors if they have lived in Singapore for at least 30 days between Feb 1, 2011 and Jan 31 this year.

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

The revised registers contain the names of all citizens qualified to be electors as of Feb 1.

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong had asked for the revision to be made and completed by March 31.

This fulfils a requirement in the Parliamentary Elections Act - that voter rolls be updated not later than three years after a general election.

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