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Posted: 03 January 2006 1256 hrs
Elections Department to revise registers of electors by Feb 28
By S. Ramesh, Channel NewsAsia
SINGAPORE : The Elections Department on Tuesday announced the updating of the Registers of Electors.
The Prime Minister has directed the Registration Officer to revise the registers of electors and complete the work on or before February 28 this year.
The registers will contain the names of all Singapore citizens who are qualified to vote as of January 1 this year.
Under the Parliamentary Elections Act, they must not be less than 21 years of age.
During the updating, the registers will include all new electors who are qualified and also transfer electors to their latest residential addresses as found in the records maintained by the Commissioner of National Registration.
Once the revision is completed, they will be open for public inspection.
According to the Singapore Elections website, the registers of electors are updated from time to time.
The last revision was done in September 2004.
Singapore's General Election is not due till the middle of 2007, but Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong indicated recently that Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong would likely hold elections "earlier rather than later." - CNA/de
The GEs is really coming! Probably after the 2006 budget is revealed. But it is of high possiblity that I won't be able to vote this time round as I would not be in Singapore for some time after Feb. Sianz...