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    Clivebenss's Avatar
    20,231 posts since Feb '10
    • Feb 24, 2011 - Straits Times

      by Lyn Chan

       

      THE electoral boundaries for the next General Election were released on Thursday.

      Looking at previous elections, the release of the Electoral Boundaries Report usually indicates the nearing of a general election.

      What happens next?

      Dissolution of Parliament

      The general election must be held within three months of the dissolution of Parliament.

      The last three elections saw Parliament dissolving between a day and almost seven weeks after the release of the report.

      Nomination Day

      Nomination Day must come between five days and a month after the President has issued writ.

      Based on the past three elections, Nomination Day took place after Parliament was dissolved.

      The minimum period between Nomination and Polling Day, typically nine days, has been extended to 10 days to make up for the Cooling-Off Day.

      Polling Day must be held not earlier than the 10th day and not later than the 56th day immediately following the Notice of Contested Elections is published after Nomination Day.

      Cooling-Off Day

      Cooling-Off Day has been implemented to give voters some time to mull over the issues raised during the election before making a trip to the polls.

      During these 24 hours, candidates are not allowed to campaign.

      However, party political broadcasts are allowed.

      Polling Day

      Previous polls were held between 17 days and six months after the release of the Electoral Boundaries Report.

      Based on past experience, Singaporeans can expect to go to the polls by Aug 24.

  • sbst275's Avatar
    113,434 posts since Jun '04
  • tranquilice's Avatar
    14,990 posts since Apr '00
    • Originally posted by sbst275:

      I think it's likely June (bef Presidential election) or Sept holiday.


      June is unlikely, many voters will be overseas for holidays.

      The president election will be in end August, so September will be unlikely too.

       

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    9,394 posts since Sep '06
    • I hope the percentage will drop to maybe 60% to show displeasure towards the rising cost of living and expenses.

      Relying on opposition is a waste of time. They will not be able to beat pap except chiam and low.

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    Clivebenss's Avatar
    20,231 posts since Feb '10
    • Originally posted by likeyou:

      I hope the percentage will drop to maybe 60% to show displeasure towards the rising cost of living and expenses.

      Relying on opposition is a waste of time. They will not be able to beat pap except chiam and low.

      If no hope why vote?

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    16,163 posts since Mar '04
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    20,231 posts since Feb '10
    • Originally posted by iveco:

      Should combine resources and hold a double election for President and Parliament.

      thumbs_up.png

  • Yach's Avatar
    274 posts since Apr '10
    • Will local hunk steven lim stand a chance?

       

      His half naked videos may have spurred some votes over to him, due to his openess and ability to express without pressure...

       

      Ok...

       

      I almost vomitted :)

  • iveco's Avatar
    16,163 posts since Mar '04
    • Originally posted by Yach:

      Will local hunk steven lim stand a chance?

       

      His half naked videos may have spurred some votes over to him, due to his openess and ability to express without pressure...

       

      Ok...

       

      I almost vomitted :)

      He's definitely more entertaining than Sitoh, but my $$ is on Chiam holding on until its is time for him to meet his maker.

  • Singapore AFOL's Avatar
    645 posts since Mar '11
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    kengkia's Avatar
    6,432 posts since Aug '04
    • i am happy to be part of the change in political process, and i hope that those in sembawang GRC and AMK GRC dun be so sad, who knows, there might be surprises on the nomination day.

  • Millenium Falcon's Avatar
    137 posts since Apr '11
    • Originally posted by kengkia:

      i am happy to be part of the change in political process, and i hope that those in sembawang GRC and AMK GRC dun be so sad, who knows, there might be surprises on the nomination day.


      I hope no walkover.

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    kengkia's Avatar
    6,432 posts since Aug '04
    • Originally posted by Millenium Falcon:


      I hope no walkover.

      i hope that whoever opposition party(DPP or NSP) is contesting in marine parade dun chut stunt on nomination day. i want to vote!!

  • Millenium Falcon's Avatar
    137 posts since Apr '11
    • Originally posted by kengkia:

      i hope that whoever opposition party(DPP or NSP) is contesting in marine parade dun chut stunt on nomination day. i want to vote!!


      I also want to vote.

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    kengkia's Avatar
    6,432 posts since Aug '04
    • Originally posted by Millenium Falcon:


      I also want to vote.

      those who want to take part in the possible political climate change will defintely want to vote at least, if not being a volunteer helping out opposition parties.

  • Hitman Submarine's Avatar
    314 posts since Mar '11
    • Scenario1:

       

      i once saw people on a sinking ship fulla holes in the middles of a huge ocean...fulla holes.no one wanted to repair it even though it was sinking....then some people founded some material to repair the holes on sinking ship.then some found a dinghyand floated it in the middle of the huge ocean.

      so some started patching up the ship with material and found it was difficult because they didnt have the right engneer or people with knowledge to fix it.then some decided to climb into the dinghy b4 the ship sinks.

      so the situation ended where one group of people climbed into a small dinghy in the middle of the ocean.the other stayed back on sinking ship scratching heads trying to know how to fix the holes on sinking ship with water gushing out of the many holes.

      results:people in dinghy were found 1 month later dried up like ikan bilis.

      sinking ship sank a bit at a time until there was no way get materials to fix the holes underwater.everyone died on it...

       

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      scenario 2:sinking ship had people and no one cared much n pretended ship would fix itself somehow...everyone died  as ship slowly sank.

       

      ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

      captain of ship was dry n comfy all the while until he was on the roof top of his sinking ship a few metres from circling sharks.

       

       

       

      ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

       

      solution:

      1)either u get experts to fix the holes on sinkin ship.

      2) build another brand new ship b4 old ship eventually sinks.

       

       

       

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      note;

      if u dun get the story...then dont bother readin it.

    • Scenario1:

       

      i once saw people on a sinking ship fulla holes in the middles of a huge ocean...fulla holes.no one wanted to repair it even though it was sinking....then some people founded some material to repair the holes on sinking ship.then some found a dinghyand floated it in the middle of the huge ocean.

      so some started patching up the ship with material and found it was difficult because they didnt have the right engneer or people with knowledge to fix it.then some decided to climb into the dinghy b4 the ship sinks.

      so the situation ended where one group of people climbed into a small dinghy in the middle of the ocean.the other stayed back on sinking ship scratching heads trying to know how to fix the holes on sinking ship with water gushing out of the many holes.

      results:people in dinghy were found 1 month later dried up like ikan bilis.

      sinking ship sank a bit at a time until there was no way get materials to fix the holes underwater.everyone died on it...

       

      -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

      scenario 2:sinking ship had people and no one cared much n pretended ship would fix itself somehow...everyone died  as ship slowly sank.

       

      ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

      captain of ship was dry n comfy all the while until he was on the roof top of his sinking ship a few metres from circling sharks.

       

       

       

      ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

       

      solution:

      1)either u get experts to fix the holes on sinkin ship.

      2) build another brand new ship b4 old ship eventually sinks.

       

       

       

      -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

      note;

      if u dun get the story...then dont bother readin it.

  • Fryderyk HPH's Avatar
    12,966 posts since Nov '08
    • PARLIAMENT HAS BEEN DISSOLVED
      (as of today 3p.m.)

       

      You all will see the news later...

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    12,966 posts since Nov '08
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    20,231 posts since Feb '10
    • Breaking News:

      President SR Nathan, on the advice of the Prime Minister, has dissolved Parliament, paving the way for the GE.

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