Electoral boundaries committee formed: What does it mean

SINGAPORE - The committee that reviews electoral boundaries was formed two months ago, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said in Parliament on Monday.  The forming of the Electoral Boundaries Review Committee, which redraws constituency boundaries ahead of a general election, is the first formal step towards calling a GE.

Leading up to the polls in 2006 and 2011, the committee had taken four months to do its work before issuing its report. While there is no fixed date for the election to be called after the report is submitted, it has taken as short as one day and as long as one month and 26 days in the past. 

In the past GEs, the time between the release of the report by the committee to Polling Day was between two and seven months.

Here's a look at the timeline in previous elections: