GE2015: Singaporeans overseas to vote at 10 polling stations, Dubai the latest addition

Workers' Party's Png Eng Huat standing by sealed boxes containing overseas votes during the Hougang by-election in 2012.
Workers' Party's Png Eng Huat standing by sealed boxes containing overseas votes during the Hougang by-election in 2012. PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Singapore citizens located overseas will be able to cast their votes for the 2015 General Election at 10 designated overseas polling stations, the Elections Department announced in a press release on Thursday (Sept 3).

The Singapore Consulate-General in Dubai will be the newest added to the list, after it was designated an overseas polling station this year.

The other overseas polling stations are in London, Tokyo, Beijing, Washington, Hong Kong, Shanghai, San Francisco, New York and Canberra. They are all places where a significant number of Singaporeans are present.

The specific date and hours of the overseas polls will be announced through the Singapore media, as well as on the websites of the Elections Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the respective Overseas Missions.

Registration as an overseas elector has been suspended after the Writ of Election was issued on Aug 25, and will remain suspended until Polling Day on Sept 11.

All overseas electors who are eligible for voting at an overseas polling station will receive a poll letter from the Elections Department mailed to his or her overseas address.

It will contain details of the date and hours of polling and his or her alloted overseas polling station.

A similar letter will be emailed to electors who have provided their email addresses in their application forms. Overseas electors may also access the Election Department's eServices at www.eld.gov.sg/online.html with their SingPass to know their Polling Day details.

For more information on overseas voting, visit the Elections Department website at www.eld.gov.sg/voters_overseas.html.