According to section 14 of the Parliamentary Elections Act, the Prime Minister may require the Registration Officer to revise the registers of electors from time to time. However, the registers shall be revised not later than 3 years after every general election.
In revising the registers of electors, the Registration Officer shall enter the names of all persons who are qualified to be electors in the appropriate registers. After the registers of electors are revised, the Registration Officer shall give notice that the registers have been revised and are open for inspection.
The revised registers of electors are available for public inspection for a period of 2 weeks.
During this period, Singapore citizens may check their particulars in the registers:
Online via the Elections Department eServices; or
In person (with their NRIC/passport) at community centres/clubs, Singapore overseas missions that serve as overseas polling stations, and the Elections Department office.
A person (also known as claimant) may put up a claim to:
Have his name included in one of the revised registers of electors (if he thinks he is a qualified elector but his name is not found in any of the revised registers);
Update his particulars in the register if these are reflected differently from his NRIC; or
Move his name from the revised register of an electoral division to another (if he has changed his address before the cut-off date).
A person (also known as objector) may also raise an objection to:
Remove his own name from the revised registers of electors; or
Remove a name in the revised register of electors for his own electoral division (e.g. for a person who is no longer living at the address).
After all claims and objections are processed at the end of the 2-week inspection period, qualified electors of an electoral division may inspect the list of valid claimants whose names will be entered into the revised register of electors of their electoral division. This can be done over a 6-day period at community centres/clubs, Singapore overseas missions that serve as overseas polling stations and the Elections Department office.
At the end of the revision exercise, the Registration Officer shall certify the revised registers.
The certified registers will contain the names of all qualified electors as of 1 Jun 2017.
|Inspection of Revised Registers of Electors
|20 Jun 2017 - 3 Jul 2017|
|Inspection of Claimant List
|13 Jul 2017 – 20 Jul 2017|
|Certification of Revised Registers of Electors||31 Jul 2017|