Voting for the Singapore presidential election (pilpres) began on Friday (1/9) morning local time. More than 2.7 million people will use their voting rights to elect Singapore’s 9th President from the three presidential candidates running for office.
As reported Channel News AsiaFriday (1/9/2023), the three presidential candidates contesting this year’s Singapore presidential election are former investment company head Ng Kok Song, former senior minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam, and former NTUC Income chief executive Tan Kin Lian.
The elected presidential candidate will replace President Halimah Yacob who is ending his term of office.
Eligible voters can start casting their votes at 08.00 am local time, when the polling stations (TPS) have opened.
However, queues of voters began to be observed at several polling stations before opening time, such as the one at Waterway Primary School in Punggol where a queue of people waited outside the gate. When polling stations opened, queues were seen at several polling stations in the Singapore area.
“As voting will last until 20.00 pm local time, we advise voters to arrive at the polling stations a little later, especially in the afternoon when queues are usually shorter,” advised the Singapore Elections Department (ELD) in a statement on Friday (1/ 9 am.
“We ask for the patience and understanding of voters as we wrap up our morning queues,” the statement added.
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