4.3.06

Voting? What's that?

Overnight, we have become residents of Marine Parade GRC.

FUCK.

FUCK FUCK FUCK.

By the way, for some reason that completely escapes my comprehension, there is no downloadable, freely available map of the revised electoral boundaries. The government press release on this matter (warning: PDF only, because plain HTML files would be too user-friendly, you know) informs me that:
[E]lectoral maps are available for sale to political parties and prospective candidates for the next general election. The maps can be purchased at Counters 3 & 4, Singapore Land Authority Sale Centre, 26th Storey, Temasek Tower, Shenton Way.
I was able to check my personal electoral register information online, but not everyone has internet access. The Straits Times, "the most-read newspaper in Singapore", carried a map which had lots of pretty colours but little by way of factual information like street names so you can tell where the specific political boundary lies.

No wonder we have such a politically informed and active electorate.

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6 Comments:

At 3/05/2006 3:56 pm , Blogger phelan said...

Overnite, my family got tossed into Marine Parade from East Coast too...

There goes my first GE vote....

 
At 3/05/2006 5:46 pm , Anonymous e said...

What's the difference if you're in Marine Parade or Tuas when it ends like this:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/54/Singapore_election_2001_results.png/400px-Singapore_election_2001_results.png

 
At 3/05/2006 8:34 pm , Anonymous Chandler said...

Aiyah ... don't liddat. I also donch haf chance to vote since I turned 21.

But you'd be surprised if I tell you that gerrymandering is a common practice amongst modern democracies these days - the Yanks and the Brits do it too.

 
At 3/06/2006 1:24 am , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought I was safe, but thought to check again after your post (I live near you).

Marine Parade.

 
At 3/07/2006 12:35 am , Blogger perception said...

darn, still in marine parade... despite being a 5 min bus ride from serangoon and a 40 min bus ride from the real marine parade. *rolls eyes*

 
At 5/01/2006 11:34 pm , Anonymous Lucian said...

You know Goh Chok Tong wasn't kidding when he said voting for the new PAP guy in Potong Pasir would be similar to voting for him as MP.

 

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