Updated voter rolls open for public inspection until March 11

The voter rolls have been updated and Singaporeans will be able to check their particulars in the registers from today, said the Elections Department in a statement yesterday.

Those who want to check their eligibility to vote can do so online at the Elections Department website. They can also check their particulars in person at community centres and clubs or at the Elections Department office in 11 Prinsep Link.

Singaporeans who are overseas can also check the voter rolls at Singapore overseas missions that serve as registration centres. Those inspecting the voter rolls in person must bring along their NRIC or passports with them. The registers of electors will be open for public inspection until March 11.

During the inspection period, Singaporeans can submit a claim to be included in the register if their names have been omitted or to update their particulars. They can also submit an objection to have their names removed from the register. These claims and objections can be submitted either in person or via the Elections Department's website using SingPass.

People who have had their names removed from the registers for failing to vote in a past election can apply to have their names restored, so that they can vote in future elections.

The Elections Department encourages people to make such applications early.

The Parliamentary Elections Act requires the registers to be revised no later than three years after every general election. It also provides for the Prime Minister to call for revisions from time to time.

The last general election took place in September 2015, while the next must be held by April 2021.

The registers of electors were last updated in June 2017, in preparation for the presidential election in September that year.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 26, 2019, with the headline 'Updated voter rolls open for public inspection until March 11'. Print Edition | Subscribe