SINGAPORE - The register of electors will be updated in preparation for the Presidential Election, the authorities said.
"The Prime Minister has directed the Registration Officer to revise the registers of electors and to complete the revision on or before July 31," the Elections Department (ELD) said in a statement on Friday (June 2).
The revision is to bring the registers up to date. Any person who satisfies the following qualifying criteria as of June 1 will have his name included in the register of electors for an electoral division:
- is a citizen of Singapore, that is, holds a pink NRIC;
- is not less than 21 years of age;
- is not disqualified from being an elector under any prevailing law;
- has a Singapore residential address on his NRIC; or if he is residing overseas, and has changed his NRIC address to an overseas address, has a local voting address (a contact address in Singapore registered with the Immigration &Checkpoints Authority for voting purpose).
The revised registers of electors will be open for public inspection for two weeks later in June.
The Elections Department will be providing more details closer to the date, on how Singaporeans can check the registers.
Aspiring presidential candidates could apply to enter the September election from June 1.