Singapore Elections 2015 – Quick understanding on how it is conducted | Singapore Politics

25th August 2015 marked another important day in Singapore when Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, dissolved Singapore’s 12th Parliament to pave way for the Singapore Election 2015 where the citizens will select the next team of leaders.

A quick recap of how the whole election was conducted in Singapore:

A.24th July 2015 – Electoral Boundaries Report released:

Electoral Boundaries Review Committee carved up Singapore’s political landscape into a total of 89 seats in 29 constituencies – comprising 13 Single Member Constituencies (SMCs) and 16 Group Representation Constituencies (GRCs). This is up from the 87 seats in 27 constituencies in the previous Parliament.

Singapore Elections 2015 - Electorial Boundaries

B. 25th Aug 2015 – Parliament dissolved and writ of election issued:

Singapore Election 2015 - Writ of Election

C. 1st Sept 2015 – Nomination Day

Nomination papers were issued from the Singapore Elections Department (ELD) on Prinsep Link. The deposit per candidate is S$14,500, or 8 per cent of the total allowances payable to a Member of Parliament in the preceding calendar year and rounded to the nearest $500. The deposit, however, will be forfeited if a candidate in a single- member constituency or a team in a group representation constituency receives less than 12.5 per cent of the votes in their constituency.

 

D. Rallies were held from Sep 2 to Sep 9 between 7am and 10pm at designated sites:

Singapore Elections 2015 - Rally Sites

Singapore Elections 2015 - Rally sites 2

Singapore Elections 2015 - Rally Sites 3

People attend a lunchtime election rally by the opposition Singapore Democratic Party (SDP):

Singapore Elections 2015 - Lunch time rally

Singapore Elections 2015 - Rally at Hougang Stadium

Singapore Elections 2015 - PAP supporters.

Rally trucks which patrol the streets:

Singapore Elections 2015 - Rally truck

Singapore Election 2015 - pinups along streets

10th Sept 2015 – Cooling-Off Day
11th Sept 2015 – Polling Day

Singapore Election 2015 - Polling Station

More results can be found on : http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/specialreports/sgvotes2015

The ruling party PAP has managed to secure the mandate from the Singapore Citizens to form the government for another 5 years.

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