Overseas voting for the Singapore General Election 2020 will be conducted at the premises of the Singapore Embassy in Washington D.C., Singapore Consulate-General in San Francisco and Singapore Consulate in New York on Thursday 9 July 2020 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. local time. Overseas Singaporeans who are registered as overseas voters will be able to vote at the Overseas Polling Stations indicated on their poll letter. Please bring along your poll letter and original NRIC or Singapore passport to vote. Click here for details on the public health measures implemented at the Singapore Embassy in Washington D.C for overseas voting. Please note that there will be no consular services at the Singapore Embassy in Washington D.C. on 9 July 2020. Consular services will resume on 10 July 2020. As per practice, please write to MFA_WAS_CMR@mfa.gov.sg to schedule an appointment.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you have queries on the Singapore General Election 2020.
The Writ of Election has been issued on 23 June 2020. If you are a qualified elector and have resided in Singapore for an aggregate of at least 30 days during the 3-year period between 01 Mar 2017 and 29 Feb 2020, you may apply to register as an overseas elector to vote at one of the 10 designated overseas polling stations if you have not done so. Application for registration as an overseas elector is open all-year round until 25 June 2020, 2359hrs, Singapore Time. In accordance with the law, we will not be able to process applications during the period from the 3rd day after the Writ for an election is issued until the Polling Day for the election. Click to access the Elections Department website for more information on the Overseas Voting.
In view of the evolving situation, we would like to encourage you to keep abreast of the latest developments in the U.S. by referring to the advisories on CDC’s website (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV) as well as advice from local and state governments depending on your location. The Singapore Embassy is monitoring the situation closely. We are guided by advice from the U.S. authorities, and are ready to provide consular assistance when required. Embassy staff can be contacted 24 hrs a day at 202-537-3100. On the situation in Singapore, please visit: www.moh.gov.sg/COVID19.
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In view of the heightened risk of importation of COVID-19 cases into Singapore, the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) and the Ministry of Education (MOE) will implement additional precautionary measures for all Long-Term Pass (LTP) holders who are entering or returning to Singapore. These include holders of the Long-Term Visit Pass (LTVP), the Student’s Pass (STP), as well as those who have been granted In-Principle Approval (IPA) for a LTP. These measures will come into effect from 29 March 2020, 2359 hours.
Due to developments related to COVID-19, the Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Singapore in Miami, Florida is temporarily closed and will not have access to its consular phone lines. The Singapore Embassy in Washington DC will provide consular assistance where required. Embassy staff can be contacted 24 hrs a day at 202-537-3100.
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