Nomination Day

All set for the polls

The PAP team for Tampines GRC speaking to the media at Poi Ching School after nomination closed yesterday. The team comprises (seated from left) Mr Baey Yam Keng, Minister in the Prime Minister's Office Masagos Zulkifli, Education Minister Heng Swee
The PAP team for Tampines GRC speaking to the media at Poi Ching School after nomination closed yesterday. The team comprises (seated from left) Mr Baey Yam Keng, Minister in the Prime Minister's Office Masagos Zulkifli, Education Minister Heng Swee Keat, Mr Desmond Choo and Ms Cheng Li Hui. They are challenged by a National Solidarity Party team led by party president Sebastian Teo.ST PHOTO: DESMOND LIM
Party supporters took shelter under the shade of a large tree at Raffles Institution.
Party supporters took shelter under the shade of a large tree at Raffles Institution.ST PHOTOS: ALPHONSUS CHERN, YEO KAI WEN
Singapore Democratic Party supporters chanted and waved flags at Assumption Pathway School yesterday.
Singapore Democratic Party supporters chanted and waved flags at Assumption Pathway School yesterday.ST PHOTOS: ALPHONSUS CHERN, YEO KAI WEN
SingFirst supporters at Bendemeer Primary School yesterday. The party’s team will contest Tanjong Pagar GRC.
SingFirst supporters at Bendemeer Primary School yesterday. The party’s team will contest Tanjong Pagar GRC. ST PHOTO: LIM SIN THAI
Singapore Democratic Alliance supporters (above) outside the Fengshan Primary School compound, where the SDA team filed nomination forms to contest Pasir Ris- Punggol GRC, facing a PAP team led by Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean.
Singapore Democratic Alliance supporters (above) outside the Fengshan Primary School compound, where the SDA team filed nomination forms to contest Pasir Ris- Punggol GRC, facing a PAP team led by Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean.ST PHOTOS: CHEW SENG KIM, JAMIE KOH
Workers’ Party posters being put up yesterday.
Workers’ Party posters being put up yesterday.ST PHOTOS: CHEW SENG KIM, JAMIE KOH
A Reform Party supporter at Raffles Institution.
A Reform Party supporter at Raffles Institution.ST PHOTOS: ALPHONSUS CHERN, MARK CHEONG
Members and supporters of the People’s Power Party were led in their cheering by founder Goh Meng Seng (far right) at Chua Chu Kang Primary School.
Members and supporters of the People’s Power Party were led in their cheering by founder Goh Meng Seng (far right) at Chua Chu Kang Primary School.ST PHOTOS: ALPHONSUS CHERN, MARK CHEONG

The streets were filled with colours yesterday as candidates from nine political parties - and a smattering of independents - kicked off the 2015 campaign. For the first time since independence, all 89 parliamentary seats are being contested, although the minutiae of the nomination process almost tripped up some candidates. In the end, the banners were hoisted, the flags were unfurled and the posters went up in record time around the island. It's election time!


REPORTING TEAM Tan Hui Yee, Yeo Sam Jo, Joyce Lim, Aaron Low, Toh Yong Chuan, Priscilla Goy, Calvin Yang, AwCheng Wei, Adrian Lim, Linette Lai, Melissa Lin, Janice Tai, Idayu Suparto, Li Xueying, Rachel Chang, Wong Siew Ying, Jessica Lim, Jalelah Abu Baker, Tham Yuen-C, Amir Hussain, Rennie Whang, Lee Su Shyan, Lester Hio, Chia Yan Min, Joanna Seow, Carolyn Khew, Marissa Lee, KC Vijayan, Francis Chan, Jermyn Chow, Janice Heng, Lydia Lam, Chong Zi Liang, Olivia Ho, Lim Yi Han, Marc Lim, Sandra Davie, Chong Koh Ping, Zhaki Abdullah, Zakir Hussain, Rachel Au-Yong, Karamjit Kaur, Charissa Yong, Melody Zaccheus, Pearl Lee, Danson Cheong, Kok Xing Hui, Lim Yan Liang, Abdul Hafiz, Nur Asyiqin Mohamad Salleh, Amelia Teng, Salma Khalik, Walter Sim, Lee Jian Xuan, Audrey Tan, Maria Almenoar, Lydia Lim, Goh Yan Han

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 02, 2015, with the headline 'All set for the polls'. Print Edition | Subscribe