SINGAPORE - With 2.65 million Singaporean voters set to head to the polls on Friday (July 10), how will the hotly contested general election, billed as the most important in its history, play out?
To ensure that Singaporeans are kept well informed with the latest news, The Straits Times' multimedia newsroom will be putting out special programmes and editions across all its platforms.
Audiences will be brought up close to the action as it unfolds on Polling Day, with ST's round-the-clock live coverage.
Said Mr Warren Fernandez, editor of The Straits Times and editor-in-chief of Singapore Press Holdings' English/Malay/Tamil Media Group: "This Covid-19 or crisis election is of special significance. It has been described as the most significant since Singapore's independence and much turns on the outcome.
"So, my colleagues in the ST newsroom will be pulling out the stops to cover this well across all our platforms through the day and night, and into the small hours of the morning."
Here's what readers and viewers can look out for:
- From 9.30pm on ST's Facebook and YouTube
ST editors, correspondents and experts will analyse the results as they come in. Watch the highlights from the various counting centres where the votes are being tallied and get a snapshot of the latest poll results.
The show will also take viewers into the heart of the newsroom for a behind-the-scenes look at how ST brings the news to readers.
Keep tabs on all the action with reports, photos, videos and interviews from the ST team on the ground.
Get real-time updates on sample counts and official results, and track how each party is doing with our interactive graphic.
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ST will publish a special Polling Day edition of the paper on July 11.
To take in the latest news from press conferences after the results come in, the printing of the paper will be pushed back. This means that your newspaper will arrive later than usual at around noon.
Tablet users can get the PDF of the print edition from 7am.
Said Mr Fernandez: "We will be holding the presses, which means readers will get their papers a little later than usual. But believe me, we will be striving to get this to everyone as soon as we can.
"In the meantime, our websites and platforms will be updated for those who want the latest news instantly.
"We are putting in this special effort for this significant event to try to deliver on our promise to serve our audiences across all our platforms on news that matters to them."