Update on Singapore General Election 2020

30 Jun 2020

The premises of the Singapore Embassy in Washington D.C., Singapore Consulate-General in San Francisco and Singapore Consulate in New York have been designated Overseas Polling Stations (OPS). Overseas polling in the three U.S. OPS will be conducted on Thursday, 9 July 2020 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. local time. Only those who have successfully registered as overseas electors will be able to vote at their assigned overseas polling station.

The polling procedures at the overseas polling stations will be similar to those in Singapore. The overseas polls are open for 12 hours from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the local time of the respective cities on polling day. Overseas polls must close not later than the close of polls in Singapore, i.e. 8 p.m. (Singapore Time) on Polling Day. Hence, polling at overseas polling stations located in the western countries will have to be held one day ahead of the polls in Singapore.

The Elections Department (ELD) has put in place measures in Singapore to protect the health and safety of voters, candidates and elections officials, and ensure that the General Election can be conducted safely in light of COVID-19. The Singapore Missions in the United States will also be taking all necessary health precautions and safe distancing measures to ensure the safety and health of voters and election officials at the polling station.

In addition to the Singapore Embassy, you may also contact ELD directly at contact@eld.gov.sg if you have queries on the Singapore General Election 2020.

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