The Elections Department (ELD) said on Friday that the upcoming Presidential Election will pilot the electronic registration of voters at polling stations in Singapore. ELD said that E-registration of voters will be introduced in three constituencies: Chua Chu Kang GRC, Tanjong Pagar GRC and Yuhua SMC – to shorten the registration process.
The authorities will organise roadshows at 11 Community Centres in the three constituencies before the polling day, to familiarise voters with the process.
According to the current registration procedure, an election official manually searches for and strikes off the voter's name in a hard-copy register. However, with e-registration, the voter's NRIC will be scanned electronically for registration.
"This decreases the waiting time for voters at polling stations and reduces the number of election officials required to serve the same number of voters at a polling station," ELD told Channel NewsAsia. "There is no change to the voting process," it further added. "Only the medium for registering voters is different," ELD said.
ELD has also asked the public to give their feedback on the new registration process.