ABOUT REGISTERS OF ELECTORS

A register of electors for an electoral division (also known as a constituency) is the list of all qualified electors in that electoral division. There is one register for each electoral division. Electoral divisions are areas within Singapore demarcated for the purposes of elections. There are 2 types of electoral divisions in Singapore: Group Representation Constituencies (GRCs) and Single Member Constituencies (SMCs).

The registers of electors are compiled from records of NRIC holders kept by the Commissioner of National Registration by applying the qualifying criteria as of a prescribed date in accordance with section 5 of the Parliamentary Elections Act (Cap. 218). The date that the current set of registers is based on (i.e. the cut-off date) is 1 Feb 2015.

Any person who satisfies the following qualifying criteria as of the cut-off date will be entitled to have his name included in the register of electors for an electoral division corresponding to his address.

  1. is a citizen of Singapore (holder of pink NRIC);

  2. is not less than 21 years of age;

  3. is not disqualified from being an elector under any prevailing law; and

  4. (i) has a Singapore residential address on his NRIC; or

    (ii) if he is residing overseas, and has changed his NRIC address to an overseas address, has a contact address in Singapore registered with the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (also known as a Local Contact Address).


A register contains, amongst other things, the following:

  1. particulars of every qualified elector in that electoral division;

  2. the elector’s serial number; and

  3. the code of the polling district (which is a sub-division of the electoral division) that the elector is residing in.


Singapore citizens may check their particulars in the registers in the following ways:

  • Online via the Elections Department eServices;

  • At community centres/clubs (with NRIC/passport);

  • At Singapore overseas missions that serve as overseas polling stations (with NRIC/passport); and

  • At Elections Department office (with NRIC/passport).

Candidates may purchase a copy of the registers of electors and use the information recorded in the registers only for communicating with electors. The information must not be used for commercial or other purposes. Candidates may disclose information recorded in the registers to relevant persons such as their election agents only after obtaining their written acknowledgement that they are bounded by the same restrictions on the use of information in the registers.

Last updated: 24 May 2017