Singaporeans reminded to inspect revised Registers of Electors by March 9

A voter casting his ballot in the 2011 General Election. Singapore citizens who have yet to check their particulars in the revised registers of electors are reminded to do so by March 9, 2015. -- PHOTO: ST FILE
A voter casting his ballot in the 2011 General Election. Singapore citizens who have yet to check their particulars in the revised registers of electors are reminded to do so by March 9, 2015. -- PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Singapore citizens who have yet to check their particulars in the revised registers of electors are reminded to do so by March 9, before the registers are certified for use in future elections, the Elections Department (ELD) said on Wednesday.

The lists of Singaporeans eligible to vote at the next general election have been revised and are open for public inspection from Feb 24 to March 9.

The revised registers contain the names of all qualified electors as of Feb 1, 2015. The revision is to bring the registers up to date.

Singapore citizens may check their particulars in the registers:

a. Online at the Elections Department website (http://www.eld.gov.sg);

b. At community centres/clubs (with NRIC/passport);

c. At Singapore overseas missions that serve as overseas registration stations (with NRIC/passport); and

d. At the Elections Department (with NRIC/passport).

During the inspection period, a person may:

a. Submit a claim to include his name (if it has been omitted) or update his particulars (i.e. name, gender and NRIC address) in the registers; and

b. Submit an objection to remove a name from the revised register of electors that contains his name.

Claims and objections may be submitted online (via SingPass) at the Elections Department website, or in person at community centres/clubs, Singapore overseas missions that serve as overseas registration centres and the Elections Department.

Those people whose names were removed from the registers of electors for failing to vote at a previous election (known as non-voters) may apply to have their names restored to the registers, so that they can vote at future elections. They are encouraged to apply early to restore their names to the registers via the abovementioned channels as applications will close with the issuance of the Writ of Election.

Overseas Singaporeans, whose names are listed in the registers of electors and have resided in Singapore for an aggregate of at least 30 days during the three-year period between Feb 1, 2012 and Jan 31, 2015, may apply to register as overseas electors to vote at one of the designated overseas polling stations in future elections.

With the revision of the registers of electors, overseas Singaporeans who had registered earlier as overseas electors will need to re-register if they meet the qualifying criteria as of Feb 1 2015 and wish to remain as overseas electors.

Overseas Singaporeans are encouraged to register early.

Applications for registration of overseas electors will close once the Writ of Election is issued. Re-registration as an overseas elector is required with each revision of the registers.