The Elections Department has announced via a press release that the registers of electors have been revised and will be open for public inspection from 24 February to 9 March.
The revised registers contain the names of all qualified electors and electors may check their names through four channels:
- Online via the Elections Department website (Singpass)
- At community centres or clubs (with NRIC/passport)
- At Singapore overseas missions that serve as overseas registration centres (with NRIC/passport)
- At the Elections Department, located at 11 Prinsep Link. (with NRIC/passport)
During the inspection period, a person may submit a claim to include his name (if it has been omitted) or update his/her particulars (i.e. name, gender and NRIC address) in the registers; and submit an objection to remove a name from the revised register of electors that contains his name.
A claim to update one’s particulars can also be submitted during this period.
Claims and objections may be submitted online (via SingPass) at the Elections Department website, or in person at community centres/clubs, Singapore overseas missions that serve as overseas registration centres and the Elections Department.
Restoration of name to registers
Persons whose names were removed from the registers of electors for failing to vote at a previous election (known as non-voters) may apply to have their names restored to the registers, so that they can vote at future elections.
They are encouraged to apply early to restore their names to the registers via the abovementioned channels as applications will close with the issuance of the Writ of Election.
Registration as overseas elector
Overseas Singaporeans, whose names are listed in the registers of electors and have resided in Singapore for an aggregate of at least 30 days during the 3-year period between 1 Feb 2012 and 31 Jan 2015, may apply to register as overseas electors to vote at one of the designated overseas polling stations in future elections.
With the revision of the registers of electors, overseas Singaporeans who had registered earlier as overseas electors will need to re-register if they meet the qualifying criteria as of 1 Feb 2015 and wish to remain as overseas electors. Overseas Singaporeans are encouraged to register early via the abovementioned
Applications for registration of overseas electors will close once the Writ of Election is issued. Re-registration as an overseas elector is required with each revision of the registers.