27.4.06

Do you get to vote?

Which constituency is this again?

I don't. Yeah, I'm still pissed about that.

But I'm smiling, at least on the inside, that 1.2 million (1,222,884, to be precise) Singaporeans, or 56.65% of electors, will --- which is a darned sight more than the 675,306 or 33.15% that got to vote in the last General Elections in 2001. (Numbers crunched based on data available at the Elections Department website.)

If you are one of those 1.2 million who get to exercise your vote, please do the very least and find out a little about whoever's running in your constituency, and make an informed choice come Polling Day (6 May or next Saturday, if you missed the memo on that).

And read the instructions on your voting form so that you don't accidentally spoil your vote.

And don't you dare complain that you have to vote or that you have to do elections duty if you're an elections officer. Take responsibility for the kind of society that you want Singapore to be and do right by it. The remaining 935,820 of us in uncontested constituencies are watching you, enviously.

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At 4/27/2006 5:21 pm , Blogger limegreenspyda said...

i finally get a chance to vote after all these years and guess what? i'm out of the country. boo :\

but the flatmate's following the GE so closely that i feel as if i'm back in singas!

 
At 4/27/2006 6:04 pm , Blogger Postmaster-General said...

First, check which constituency you belong too. They might have shifted you into a new GRC.

Second, just go check on CNA. Heh...

Third, Erm... Well go read up on candidates. Google them. Muahahaha... Best way to know.

Fourth, Read party manifesto if you must. See who matches your personal ideology best.

Fifth, Rinse, Repeat, Do Not Tumble Dry.

 
At 4/28/2006 9:58 am , Blogger NARDAC said...

Well, I don't know anything about this vote... but I just wanted to say I just got around to reading your about me section... It's the fucking BEST!!! I wish I could be there to high-five you.

 
At 4/28/2006 3:19 pm , Blogger Kiv said...

I had no idea u wanted to vote this much.

 
At 4/28/2006 9:45 pm , Anonymous Chandler said...

Allow me to extend a warm welcome to you on behalf of our constituency.

Hey, we're fellow-constituents now! (as if you didn't already know haha)

I haven't had a chance to vote since I turned 21. And it looks like the trend will continue. :)

 
At 4/30/2006 12:51 pm , Blogger serendipity said...

i am seriously politically ignorant on a very voluntary basis. Sometimes I really think I need to be more responsible to dig out more political news for the sake of our future. But then again, I dun really like here anyway so what the heck.

I need not vote too. Just turned 21 this yr, so i guess we'll have wait a few more years later.

You are one of the few i know that actually yearn to vote.

hah

 
At 4/30/2006 1:38 pm , Anonymous ted said...

Hi, I get to vote this time round and I am volunteering for the WOrkers' party to be a polling agent. (I am 26 this year and I don't believe in being apathetic bodes well for my own future).

I believe those who did not get to vote this time round are able to participate in this elections as polling agents for any party.

A polling agent's role is, in my view, a very neutral one. What one does is to observe the polling activities at the polling stations and to watch out for any irregularities.

I believe that if we in SIngapore believe that we are in a functioning Democracy, we should not pay lip service and whine (apologies to the host) about not being able to vote.

It's ok to volunteer for the ruling party as their polling agent but i reckon they have more than enough volunteers already.

 

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