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Singapore Presidential Election: Polling Date set for 1 September, Nomination Day on 22 August

Singapore’s Presidential Election Polling Day is set for 1 September if multiple candidates qualify. Nomination Day is on 22 August.

Former Senior Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam and others are vying for the position.



SINGAPORE: Polling Day for the Singaporean Presidential Election is scheduled for Friday, 1 September, in the event that multiple candidates meet the qualification criteria for the position.

The designated Nomination Day is fixed for 22 August.

These dates were disclosed by the Elections Department on Friday (11 Aug), concurrently with the announcement that Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has authorized the election process.

So far, four individuals have announced their intention to stand for the upcoming.

Former Senior Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam was the pioneer to declare his candidacy on 8 June, succeeded by entrepreneur George Goh and former Chief Investment Officer of GIC, Ng Kok Song.

On Friday, former NTUC Income CEO and 2011 presidential candidate Tan Kin Lian formally inaugurated his campaign.

The window for submitting applications to participate in the Presidential Election initiated on 12 June and will conclude on the fifth day following the issuance of the election writ.

So far, only Mr Tharman is certain to qualify to stand in the election under the public sector criteria as a former minister, while it still remains uncertain for the three other candidates who will be qualifying under the stringent criteria set for the private sector.

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ForeSEE a walkover.
No public holiday on 1 Sep.

TCB, pls hint? Which direction 2vote?