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GE2020: Nomination Day on June 30; Polling Day on July 10

SINGAPORE — Singapore will go to the polls on July 10, the Elections Department said on Tuesday (June 23).

GE2020: Nomination Day on June 30; Polling Day on July 10
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SINGAPORE — Singapore will go to the polls on July 10, the Elections Department said on Tuesday (June 23).

The day will be declared a public holiday so that citizens can vote.

Separately, the Prime Minister’s Office said in a statement that Nomination Day will be on June 30. This means that political parties can campaign for the minimum of nine days, with the day before Polling Day designated as Cooling-off Day.

The announcements came soon after Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong made a live address to the nation saying that he had advised President Halimah Yacob to dissolve Parliament and issue the writ of election.

ELD said in its statement that the returning officer for GE2020 is Mr Tan Meng Dui, the chief executive officer of the National Environment Agency.

It also listed the nine nomination centres where candidates should submit their nomination papers:

  • Bendemeer Primary School, for Bishan-Toa Payoh Group Representation Constituency (GRC), Jalan Besar GRC, Radin Mas Single Member Constituency (SMC) and Tanjong Pagar GRC

  • Chongfu School, for Kebun Baru SMC, Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC, Nee Soon GRC and Sembawang GRC

  • Deyi Secondary School, for Aljunied GRC, Ang Mo Kio GRC, Marymount SMC and Yio Chu Kang SMC

  • Jurong Pioneer Junior College, for Chua Chu Kang GRC, Hong Kah North SMC and Pioneer SMC

  • Kong Hwa School, for MacPherson SMC, Marine Parade GRC, Mountbatten SMC and Potong Pasir SMC

  • Methodist Girls’ School, for Bukit Panjang SMC and Holland-Bukit Timah GRC

  • Nan Hua High School, for Bukit Batok SMC, Jurong GRC, West Coast GRC and Yuhua SMC

  • Poi Ching School, for Hougang SMC and Tampines GRC

  • St. Anthony’s Canossian Primary School, for East Coast GRC, Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC, Punggol West SMC and Sengkang SMC.

The department added that only candidates who meet the following conditions may be allowed to enter the nomination centres:

  • The candidate has been issued a political donation certificate

  • The candidate is accompanied by a proposer, a seconder and at least four assentors

  • In the case of GRC candidates, the relevant candidate in the group has been issued the relevant certificate from either the Malay Community Committee or the Indian and Other Minority Communities Committee. Each GRC can have three to six candidates, one of whom must be from the Malay community or the Indian or other minority communities. 

In light of the Covid-19 situation, ELD said that candidates are encouraged to use the digital services on ELD’s website to prepare their nomination papers, which will enable them to check that their subscribers belong to the right electoral division, and print them before Nomination Day. 

Otherwise, candidates can download the nomination paper from the website. 

Hard copies of the nomination paper will, however, continue to be made available at ELD’s office building on Prinsep Link.

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