2.65 million Singaporeans eligible to vote at next GE
The Registers of Electors were certified yesterday and are available for public inspection online, the Elections Department (ELD) said in a statement.
There are a total of 2,653,942 electors in the updated voter rolls, an increase of over 59,000 people from the 2,594,740 electors when the registers were last revised in April last year.
There were 2,460,484 electors in the registers at the last general election in 2015.
Eligible voters can check their particulars in the registers electronically, either at the Voter Services section of the ELD website at eld.gov.sg, or at the Profile section - under Registers of Electors - in the SingPass Mobile app.
Singaporeans whose names were removed from the registers for failing to vote at a previous election can still apply to have their names restored to the registers via the website so they can vote, the ELD added.
They are encouraged to apply early, as under the law, their names cannot be restored from the time the writ of election is issued until after Polling Day.
This is probably the last revision to the voter rolls before the next general election, which has to be held by April 14 next year, within three months of the end of the current Parliament's term on Jan 14, 2021.
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said last month that no decision has been taken yet on the timing of the general election, but the Government has made plans for additional measures for the coming poll to safeguard the health of Singaporeans.
Last week, the Parliamentary Elections (Covid-19 Special Arrangements) Bill was introduced to provide for temporary arrangements needed to hold an election safely while Covid-19 measures are in effect.
It would, if passed, allow people on stay-home orders to vote under special conditions, and nominate a representative to help them file their nomination papers if they are unable or unfit to do so due to Covid-19.
Meanwhile, overseas Singaporeans who have resided in Singapore for an aggregate of at least 30 days between March 1, 2017 and February 29, 2020, can also apply to register as overseas electors to vote at one of 10 designated overseas polling stations.
They are encouraged to register or re-register as soon as possible via the ELD website.