Elections Information

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  • 30 June–8 July: Campaigning Period
  • 2 July: First Political Party Broadcast
  • 3–8 July: Constituency Political Broadcasts
  • 9 July: Cooling-off Day and Second Political Party Broadcast
  • 10 July: Polling Day

Prospective candidates are required to submit their nomination papers and certificates to the Returning Officer, in duplicate and in person, at the nomination centre between 11 am and 12 noon, accompanied by their proposers, seconders and at least four assentors.

At the close of the nomination period, where only one candidate (SMC), or one group of candidates (GRC) stands nominated, the Returning Officer will declare at the nomination centre that the candidate or the group of candidates have been elected and will be returned as MP(s). This is also called a walkover.

Where more than one candidate (SMC) or more than one group of candidates (GRC) stand nominated in a particular electoral division, the Returning Officer will adjourn the election to a date where a poll will be taken, i.e. Polling Day.

Source: https://www.eld.gov.sg/elections_parliamentary.html

The eve of Polling Day is designated as Cooling-off Day, a day when election campaigning is prohibited. This 24-hour campaign silence period is to give voters some time to reflect rationally on issues raised during the election before going to the polls.

There are some exceptions to the prohibition of campaign activities on Cooling-off Day, which also applies to Polling Day.

Source: https://www.eld.gov.sg/elections_parliamentary.html

It is the day you cast your vote.

On Polling Day, qualified electors can go to their allotted polling stations to cast their votes any time between 8 am and 8 pm. Overseas Singaporeans who are registered as overseas electors can cast their votes at the overseas polling stations allotted to them.

Due to difference in time zone, voting at some overseas polling stations may take place before the poll starts in Singapore. However, all overseas polling stations have to close before the poll ends in Singapore. After an overseas poll is closed, the ballot boxes will be brought back to Singapore for counting and they must reach the Returning Officer within 10 days after Polling Day in Singapore in order for the votes contained in that ballot box to be counted. The Returning Officer has the discretion to extend time by another 7 days for the overseas ballot boxes to reach Singapore if the total number of overseas electors is material to the election outcome and the Returning Officer is satisfied that any of the overseas ballot boxes is not likely to reach Singapore within the initial 10-day period.

After the close of polls in Singapore, the ballot boxes containing the votes cast will be sealed and transported to the respective counting centres.

Source: https://www.eld.gov.sg/elections_parliamentary.html

  • Aljunied 151,007
  • Ang Mo Kio 185,465
  • Bishan-Toa Payoh 101,366
  • Bukit Batok 29,950
  • Bukit Panjang 35,497
  • Chua Chu Kang 106,693
  • East Coast 121,772
  • Holland-Bukit Timah 115,012
  • Hong Kah North 28,071
  • Hougang 26,468
  • Jalan Besar 107,936
  • Jurong 131,234
  • Kebun Baru 22,653
  • MacPherson 28,564
  • Marine Parade 139,738
  • Marsiling-Yew Tee 117,176
  • Marymount 23,444
  • Mountbatten 24,267
  • Nee Soon 147,047
  • Pasir Ris-Punggol 166,587
  • Pioneer 24,672
  • Potong Pasir 19,740
  • Punggol West 26,579
  • Radin Mas 24,980
  • Sembawang 147,876
  • Sengkang 120,166
  • Tampines 151,708
  • Tanjong Pagar 134,642
  • West Coast 146,251
  • Yio Chu Kang 26,005
  • Yuhua 21,376

Members of Parliament (MPs) consist of elected, non-constituency and nominated Members. The majority of MPs are elected into Parliament at a General Election on a first-past-the-post basis and represent either Single Member Constituencies (SMCs) or Group Representation Constituencies (GRCs).

MPs act as a bridge between the community and the Government by ensuring that the concerns of their constituents are heard in Parliament.

Elected Members
In GRCs, political parties field a team of between 3 and 6 candidates. At least one candidate in the team must belong to a minority race. This requirement ensures that parties contesting the elections in GRCs are multi-racial so that minority races will be represented in Parliament. There are 17 GRCs and 14 SMCs in the 2020 General Election.

Non-Constituency Members
The Constitution also provides for the appointment of other MPs not voted in at a General Election. Up to 12 Non-Constituency Members of Parliament (NCMPs) from the opposition political parties can be appointed. This is to ensure that there will be a minimum number of opposition representatives in Parliament and that views other than the Government’s can be expressed in Parliament.

Nominated Members
A constitutional provision for the appointment of up to 9 Nominated Members of Parliament (NMPs) was made in 1990 to ensure a wide representation of community views in Parliament. NMPs are appointed by the President of Singapore for a term of two and a half years on the recommendation of a Special Select Committee of Parliament chaired by the Speaker. NMPs contribute independent and non-partisan views in Parliament.

Source: https://www.parliament.gov.sg/about-us/structure/members-of-parliament

  • Prime Minister
  • Senior Minister & Coordinating Minister for National Security
  • Senior Minister & Coordinating Minister for Social Policies
  • Deputy Prime Minister & Minister for Finance
  • Coordinating Minister for Infrastructure & Minister for Transport
  • Minister for Defence
  • Minister for Foreign Affairs
  • Minister for Home Affairs & Minister for Law
  • Minister for Health
  • Minister for Communications and Information & Minister-in-charge of Trade Relations
  • Minister for Culture, Community and Youth
  • Minister for Trade and Industry
  • Minister for National Development & Second Minister for Finance
  • Minister for the Environment and Water Resources & Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs
  • Minister, Prime Minister’s Office
  • Minister for Education
  • Minister for Manpower & Second Minister for Home Affairs
  • Minister for Social and Family Development & Second Minister for National Development
  • Minister, Prime Minister’s Office, Second Minister for Finance and Second Minister for Education
  • Total Seats: 89
    • PAP won 83
    • WP won the remaining 6 (Aljunied GRC and Hougang SMC)
  • Total Seats: 87
    • PAP won 81
    • WP won the remaining 6 (Aljunied GRC and Hougang SMC)

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