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Updated: 03/27/2014 16:07 | By Channel NewsAsia

Elections Department says 2,411,188 electors in registers

Elections Department says 2,411,188 electors in registers


Elections Department says 2,411,188 electors in registers

SINGAPORE: Singapore now has a total of 2,411,188 electors in the registers.

The Elections Department said the revised registers have been certified as of 27 Mar 2014, and are available for public inspection.

Singapore citizens may check their particulars in the registers at the following places.

- online at the Elections Department website; - at community centres or clubs (with NRIC/passport); - at Singapore overseas missions that serve as overseas polling stations (with NRIC/passport); and - at the Elections Department itself at Prinsep Link (with NRIC/passport).

However, the Elections Department said those whose names were removed, known as non-voters, from the registers for failing to vote at a previous election may still apply to have their names restored, so that they can vote at future elections.

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

Non-voters may apply to have their names restored to the registers of electors online at the Elections Department website, or in person at community centres or clubs, Singapore overseas missions that serve as overseas polling stations, and at the Elections Department.

Overseas Singaporeans, whose names are listed in the registers of electors and have resided in Singapore for at least 30 days during the three-year period between 1 Feb 2011 and 31 Jan 2014 may also apply to register as overseas electors and vote at overseas polling stations in future elections.

Overseas Singaporeans are also encouraged to register early as registration will close once the writ of election is issued.

The Elections Department said re-registration as an overseas elector is required with each revision of the registers.

Under the law, the registers may be revised from time to time, but in any case not later than three years after the last general election.  - CNA/de

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