Singapore’s voter rolls are being revised to ensure they are current.
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has directed that the revision of the registers of electors be made and completed by April 30, according to Monday’s Government Gazette.
This is the second time the voter rolls will be revised since the 2011 General Election.
The Parliamentary Elections Act requires that the voter rolls be updated not more than three years after a general election. It also provides for the Prime Minister to call for revisions from time to time.
But the last revision, which was done last year, had already fulfilled that requirement as the election was held on May 7 in 2011.
When completed, it showed that there were 2,411,188 eligible voters as of March 31 last year.
To qualify as an elector, a person has to be a Singapore citizen. He must also be 21 years old or older as of Feb 1 this year and also cannot be disqualified as an elector under any written law.
In addition, the person must have a Singapore residential address registered with the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority as of Feb 1 this year.
This is so that his name can be entered or retained in the register for a constituency.
The Elections Department will give details later about public inspection of the revised electoral rolls.