Dubai designated as new overseas polling station

09/03/2015 - 04:37 AM

Jason Boutros

SINGAPORE: There will be a new overseas polling station for Singaporeans living in the Middle East, after the Consulate-General in Dubai was designated as an overseas polling station this year, said the Elections Department and Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) on Thursday (Sep 3).

The Dubai station joins the existing nine stations in London, Tokyo, Beijing, Washington, Hong Kong, Shanghai, San Francisco, New York and Canberra - places where there are significant number of Singaporeans, the joint statement said.

Registration as an overseas elector has been suspended since the issuance of the Writ of Election on Aug 25, 2015, 4pm, until Polling Day on Sep 11. Every overseas elector who can vote at an overseas polling station will receive a poll letter from the Elections Department, which will be mailed to his/her overseas address.

The poll letter will contain details of the date and hours of polling at his/her allotted overseas polling station. For overseas electors who have provided their email address in their application forms, a similar poll letter will also be emailed to them, the authorities said.

Alternatively, overseas electors can access the Election Department’s eServices at http://www.eld.gov.sg/online.html with their SingPass to check on their polling day details, they added.

In the event that an elector fails to vote at an election, his name will be removed from the registers, but he may apply to the Elections Department to restore his name to the registers of electors one month after the election. If he does not restore his name, he will not be able to vote or stand as a candidate in future elections, the statement said.

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