Bukit Batok by-election: Police announce two venues as assembly centres for counting night

PAP's Mr Murali Pillai (left) and SDP chief Chee Soon Juan.
PAP's Mr Murali Pillai (left) and SDP chief Chee Soon Juan.ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM, ONG WEE JIN

SINGAPORE - Police has designated two areas as assembly centres for candidates and supporters to await the Bukit Batok by-election results on May 7.

The two areas are the field along Bukit Batok Industrial Park A , and Bukit Gombak Stadium.

Electoral candidates, their supporters and members of the public may gather at the designated assembly centre at the close of polls at 8pm until 30 minutes after the announcement of the results, police said.

Contesting parties can only apply for one assembly centre site.

Permit applications for the assembly centres must be made in person by a candidate or his election agent at the Police Elections Permits Office between 8.30 am and 2.30 pm on Thursday (May 5) and Friday.

Where there is more than one applicant for a particular assembly centre site, the police will conduct a ballot.

Contesting parties can also apply for a permit to use an indoor site as an assembly centre.

The assembly centre allocated to each party will be announced on Friday.

The People's Action Party's Murali Pillai and Singapore Democratic Party chief Chee Soon Juan are contesting in the by-election.