GE2015: Elections Department releases list of 9 Nomination Centres, election deposit set at $14,500

Raffles Institution in Bishan is one of nine schools that has been designated a Nomination Centre for Nomination Day on Sept 1.
Raffles Institution in Bishan is one of nine schools that has been designated a Nomination Centre for Nomination Day on Sept 1. PHOTO: RAFFLES INSTITUTION

SINGAPORE - Candidates contesting in the 16 group representation constituencies (GRCs) and 13 single-member constituencies (SMCs) will file their nomination papers on Sept 1.

The Elections Department (ELD) has announced a list of nine Nomination Centres. All of them are at halls located in schools.

Polling Day is on Sept 11, which has been declared a public holiday. Employers are required to give eligible voters working for them a reasonable period of time for voting. 

The Returning Officer is Energy Market Authority chief executive Ng Wai Choong, said the ELD in its statement on Tuesday.

The election deposit for each candidate is set at $14,500, which is 8 per cent of the total allowances payable to an MP in the preceding calendar year. A candidate's deposit will only refunded if he or she polls at least 12.5 per cent of the valid votes cast. 

 

Nomination papers can be collected at the office of the Returning Officer at 11 Prinsep Link (9am to 5pm on weekdays, 9am to 1pm on Saturday), while soft copies can be downloaded from the ELD website

They must be filled up and delivered in duplicate to the Returning Office at the Nomination Centre between 11am and noon on Nomination Day. 

A candidate must be accompanied by a proposer, a seconder and at least four assentors when delivering his or her papers. 

They must also obtain a Political Donation Certificate from the Registrar of Political Donations. 

More details here