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The People's Action Party (PAP) has called on the Workers' Party (WP) to make its stand clear on the Facebook posts by Raeesah Khan, one of its candidates in Sengkang GRC.

Political parties, candidates should not shout slogans

The Elections Department (ELD) has informed political parties and candidates not to engage in shouting or chanting party slogans during campaigning to prevent the spread of Covid-19. ELD said it has been alerted to such incidents across the various parties recently and crowds were observed to have gathered without safe distancing of at least one metre as a result.

WP should state stand on Raeesah Khan's posts: PAP

The People's Action Party (PAP) has called on the Workers' Party (WP) to make its stand clear on the Facebook posts by Raeesah Khan, one of its candidates in Sengkang GRC. PAP noted that she had "admitted to making highly derogatory statements about Chinese and Christians", and asked why the WP still considers her worthy of consideration as a potential Member of Parliament.

Help for persons with disabilities on Polling Day

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Assistance will be given to people with disabilities to enable them to vote independently in the election. For example, a portable booth that can be placed on their laps is available for wheelchair users for them to mark their ballot papers. Stencils will be given to the visually impaired so they can mark the ballot paper themselves without assistance.

Under Singapore's election laws, voting has to be performed by the voter personally at the designated polling station and not by another person, such as a family member, on his behalf. This is to maintain voting secrecy.

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