Bukit Batok by-election: Overseas votes counted; total number of votes cast now 24,224

Ballot papers at a counting centre during the Bukit Batok by-election on May 7, 2016.
Ballot papers at a counting centre during the Bukit Batok by-election on May 7, 2016. ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

SINGAPORE - Of the 52 registered overseas electors in Bukit Batok single-member constituency, 32 turned up at designated polling stations to cast their votes.

In a statement, the Elections Department (ELD) said that the 32 votes were counted at the ELD Training Centre's counting centre on Wednesday (May 11).

The People's Action Party's Murali Pillai, who beat Singapore Democratic Party secretary-general Chee Soon Juan at the May 7 by-election with 61.2 per cent of the votes, received 24 overseas votes.

 

Dr Chee pulled in eight votes.

The total number of votes cast at the by-election on May 7 now stands at 24,224, which includes 622 rejected votes.

This is 94.16 per cent of the 25,727 registered electors in the ward, ELD added.

The final vote count for Mr Murali stands at 14,452 votes (61.23 per cent), while Dr Chee's is 9,150 (38.77).