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Updated voter rolls open for inspection

Citizens have until March 27 to check particulars online at Elections Department website, or within the SingPass Mobile app

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Singaporeans whose names were removed from the registers for failing to vote at a past election may apply to have their names restored, so that they can vote at future elections.

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THE updated Registers of Electors have been prepared and are open for public inspection from March 14 till March 27, the Elections Department (ELD) announced on Friday. The registers contain the names of all qualified electors, based on the cut-off date of March 1, 2020.

Citizens may check their particulars in the registers online, either under Voter Services on the Elections Department website, or within the SingPass Mobile app. They may also do so at community centres or clubs near their homes, or at the Elections Department with their NRIC or passport.

Overseas Singaporeans may do so at one of the 10 Singapore overseas missions that serve as overseas registration centres.

During the inspection period, individuals may submit a claim to have their name included, if it has been omitted. They can also submit a claim to update their particulars - that is, name and address - if the version in the registers is different from that on their NRIC.

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They may also submit an objection, that is to remove a name from the register for that electoral division. Claims and objections can be submitted via the ELD website, or in person at the aforementioned locations.

Those whose names were removed from the registers for failing to vote at a past election may apply to have their names restored, so that they can vote at future elections.

"They are encouraged to apply early as, under the law, we will not be able to restore their names during the period from the date the writ for an election is issued until after Nomination Day if the election is not contested, or until after Polling Day if a poll is to be taken," said the ELD.

Overseas Singaporeans - who have resided in Singapore for a total of at least 30 days between March 1, 2017 and Feb 29, 2020 - may apply to register as overseas electors, to vote at one of the designated overseas polling stations.

Those who had registered earlier as overseas electors will need to re-register if they meet the qualifying criteria as at March 1, 2020 and wish to remain as overseas electors.

They are also encouraged to register early as, under the law, applications will not be processed during the period from the third day after the writ for an election is issued, until after Nomination Day if the election is uncontested, or after Polling Day if a poll is to be taken.

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