After the election, candidates may conduct the following post-election activities:

  1. set up an assembly centre for supporters and members of the public to gather while waiting for the election result;
  2. hold post-election vehicle processions to thank voters and their supporters; and
  3. witness the proceedings of the destruction of ballot papers.

Candidates who wish to arrange for their supporters to gather in public to show support for them at the end of poll can apply for a Police permit online via the Singapore Police Force digital services. Alternatively, applications can be made in person by the candidate or election agents at the Police Election Permit Office (PEPO), located at Level 2 of Police Cantonment Complex (391 New Bridge Road, Singapore 088762) from 8.30 am to 6.00 pm, during the campaigning period until two days before Polling Day. There will be no designated assembly centres for the election. Due to safety and security considerations, applications for assembly centres at locations outside of sports stadiums and indoor venues are unlikely to be approved.

Post-election vehicle processions may be held after the declaration of the result of the election for candidates to thank the voters and their supporters. These processions must be authorised by a permit issued by the Police.

Applications for permits to hold post-election vehicle processions may be made online via the GoBusiness Licensing Portal. Alternatively, applications may be made in person by the candidate or election agents at the Compliance Management Office of any Police Divisional Headquarters only on weekdays from 8.30 am to 6.00 pm, excluding public holidays and Polling Day.

A fee of $50 will be levied at the time the permit is issued.

Applications to void an election may be made under section 71 of the Presidential Elections Act 1991. Such applications are to be heard by an Election Judge, who may be the Chief Justice or a Judge of the Supreme Court as nominated by the Chief Justice.

The election of a candidate as President will be declared void if the Election Judge is satisfied that:

  1. by reason of general bribery, general treating, or general intimidation, or other misconduct, or other circumstances, whether similar to those before enumerated or not, the majority of electors were or may have been prevented from electing the candidate whom they preferred;
  2. there is non-compliance with the provisions of the Presidential Elections Act 1991 relating to elections, if it appears that the election was not conducted in accordance with the principles laid down in those provisions and that the non-compliance affected the results of the election;
  3. a Corrupt Practice or Illegal Practice was committed in connection with the election by the candidate or with his knowledge or consent or by any of his agent;
  4. the candidate personally engaged a person as his election agent, or as a canvasser or agent, knowing that the person had, within seven years prior to the engagement, been convicted or found guilty of a Corrupt Practice under the Presidential Elections Act 1991 or the Parliamentary Elections Act 1954;
  5. the candidate was at the time of his election a person disqualified for election as President;
  6. the candidate intentionally or knowingly made a materially false or misleading statement of fact, or intentionally or knowingly failed to state a material fact, to the Presidential Elections Committee (PEC) for the purpose of demonstrating his eligibility to be elected as President.

The application to void an election may be made by:

  • in respect of the above points a. to e., any one or more of the following persons:

    1. any person who had voted at the election or had a right to vote at the election;

    2. a person who claims to have had a right to be returned or elected at the election; or

    3. a person alleging himself to have been a candidate at the election; and

  • in respect to point f., only by the PEC.

An application to void an election must be made within the relevant period stipulated in sections 77(1), (2) and (3) of the Presidential Elections Act 1991 depending on the ground of the application.

The Election Judge may, on hearing the application, decide that:

  1. the election is void;
  2. the return of a person elected was undue;
  3. a candidate was duly elected and ought to have been returned; or
  4. a scrutiny be held if the seat is claimed for an unsuccessful candidate on the ground that he had a majority of lawful votes.

However, the Election Judge may not question the decisions made by the Returning Officer and Assistant Returning Officers in the adjudication of votes.

When the hearing for the application has concluded, the Election Judge will determine the outcome of the application and inform the Prime Minister of his determination. If the case so requires, the Prime Minister will order the holding of an election within six months of the determination.

All returns respecting election expenses and the respective declarations will be made available online for six months starting from the date the notice setting out the online location is published in the Government Gazette. Inspection of the returns and declarations is free of charge. This can be done online at the Elections Department (ELD) website.

The address and contact number of any individual disclosed in the return or declarations will be completely redacted and the NRIC number of any individual disclosed will be partially redacted.

One year after the date of publication of the notice in the Government Gazette, the documents may be destroyed or returned to the candidate if application for their return is made by the candidate before they are destroyed.

After the count, all ballot papers (including their counterfoils) and other election documents will be sealed in the Supreme Court vault for a period of six months before they are destroyed. This is to ensure the secrecy of the vote. During those six months, items sealed in the ballot boxes can only be retrieved by court order. The court will issue such an order only if it is satisfied that the order is required for the purpose of instituting or maintaining a prosecution or an application to void the election. Nearer to the date of the destruction of the ballot papers, candidates will be invited to register their interest to witness the proceedings.