Electors' registers to be updated in preparation for Bukit Batok by-election: Elections Department

A resident walks past a banner in Bukit Batok on March 13, 2016.
A resident walks past a banner in Bukit Batok on March 13, 2016. ST PHOTO: ONG WEE JIN

SINGAPORE - The Elections Department (ELD) is preparing the electoral register for the Bukit Batok ward by-election, it said in a press release on Monday (March 28).

ELD will transfer voters' names to the appropriate registers of electors on April 14 based on the addresses on their identity cards as of March 16, it said.

The list of electors' names to be transferred will be available for inspection at the Elections Department for two weeks - from March 29 to April 11.

Singaporeans can also check their particulars in the registers of electors online, at community centres or clubs and at Singapore overseas missions that serve as overseas registration centres.


They should bring their identity card or passport when they do so in person.

Applications for non-voter restoration and overseas elector registration can continue for Bukit Batok voters until the Writ for by-election for the constituency is issued.

The by-election was triggered by the sudden resignation of Bukit Batok Member of Parliament David Ong on March 12 over an alleged extramarital affair with a married grassroots activist in his constituency.

The People's Action Party (PAP) and the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) have announced their candidates for the by-election. They are lawyer and veteran party activist Murali Pillai of the PAP, and SDP chief Chee Soon Juan respectively.

The date for the by-election has not been announced but analysts say it could take place as early as May, soon after Parliament completes its debate on the Budget on April 15.