The process of voting by ballot can be summarised into 7 easy steps

Step 1 - Register To Vote

Your name must be in the certified register of electors for a constituency to be eligible to vote at the election in that constituency. You can verify your personal particulars via the eServices available at this website to find out your voter status.

Step 2 - Get A Poll Card, Keep The Poll Card

Before Polling Day

If your name is in the certified register of electors for a constituency, and the election in that constituency is contested, you will receive a Poll Card via mail from the Elections Department.

The poll card will tell you where is your polling station.

If you still do not receive your poll card 3 days after Nomination Day, please call the election hotline, email the Elections Department or visit any community centre/club to obtain another poll card.

Step 3 - Find Out About The Candidates

Find out about the candidate(s) contesting in your constituency by reading newspapers, watching television, attending election rallies or just by talking to your friends and family members.

Step 4 - Go To Your Polling Station With Your Identity Documents & Poll Card

Polling Day

Polling stations open at 8 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.

No other forms of identification will be acceptable for election purposes except

  1. National Registration Identity Card (NRIC)

  2. Singapore Passport

  3. Identity cards issued by Ministry of Defence, Singapore Police Force and Singapore Civil Defence Force (for uniformed personnel only)

Photocopies of the above documents are not acceptable.

Step 5 - Identify Yourself To An Election Official & Receive An Official Ballot Paper

In the Polling Station

Show your poll card and identity documents, then follow the directions of the election officials on duty at the polling station when you arrive there.

You may be asked to make a declaration of identity and sign the declaration before being given a ballot paper.

You will not be given a ballot paper if you do not have the acceptable identity documents with you.

Step 6 - Inside The Booth, Mark Your Choice On The Ballot Paper

DO mark your choice CLEARLY with an X in the box-space on the right-hand side of the ballot paper, opposite the name and symbol of the candidate or candidates of your choice.

DON'T sign or make any marks on the ballot paper that may identify you.

DON'T show your ballot paper to anyone else in the polling station.

Step 7 - Fold Your Ballot Paper & Put It Into Ballot Box

Remember: Your Vote is Secret

Fold your ballot paper over your mark so as to cover your choice.

Drop the folded ballot paper into a ballot box.

Follow the instructions of the election officials to leave the polling station without delay.

Last updated: 22 Jul 2015