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Friday, 29 April 2011 00:58

IF YOU DID NOT VOTE IN THE ELECTIONS

Eligible voters who failed to cast their votes at the 2011 General Election will have their names expunged from the Registers of Electors.

Non-voters may apply to have their names restored to the registers of electors by:

- Online application at Elections Department website

- Submission of hard copy application form. The hardcopy form can be obtained from the Elections Department or any community centre/club during normal business hours, or downloaded from the Elections Department website The completed forms should be returned, by post, by fax or by hand, to:

Registration Officer Elections Department,  11 Prinsep Link,  Singapore 187949.  Fax number: 63362006

The restoration of non-voters' names to the registers of electors will close once the Writ of Election is issued for the coming Presidential Election which has to be held not later than Aug 31, 2011.

Non-voters who are overseas will need to have their names restored to the registers of electors first, before they can register themselves as overseas electors. Singaporeans overseas who wish to vote at any of the nine designated Singapore diplomatic missions for the 2011 Presidential Election are also reminded to register themselves as overseas electors either at the Elections Department website or through submitting the hardcopy application form to the Elections Department or any of the nine designated missions. Check the Elections Department website.

What would be regarded as a valid and sufficient reason for not voting?The following explanations have been accepted as valid and sufficient reason for not voting :

* working overseas (including being on a business trip) at the time of the poll

* studying overseas at the time of the poll* living with your spouse who is working or studying overseas

* overseas vacation which was planned before the poll

* illness, or delivering a baby

 

You need to substantiate your explanation when applying to restore your name to the register of electors. For example, for those who claim to be overseas to work or study, or to be living with a spouse who is working or studying overseas, the passport plus an employer's letter or educational institution's letter, and marriage certificate would be required. For those who were on an overseas vacation or business trip, the passport plus documents showing that the trip had been planned before Nomination Day should be produced, such as receipts from travel agencies, air tickets, hotel booking receipts, or a suitable letter from your employer. Those who did not vote for health reasons should produce a medical certificate, hospital bill or the child's birth certificate.


 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 31 May 2011 12:39