PE2023: Polling day to take place on Sep 1; Nomination Day on Aug 22

Polling day is also officially declared as a holiday.

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Published: 11 August 2023, 4:06 PM

The 2023 Singapore Presidential Election is set to take place on Sep 1, with Nomination Day being held on Aug 22.

This was announced on Friday (Aug 11) by the Elections Department after Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong issued the Writ of Election.

Individuals who have expressed their interest in contesting for presidency include former Senior Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Harvey Norman Ossia founder George Goh, former GIC chief investment officer Ng Kok Song and former presidential candidate Tan Kin Lian. Other candidates that wish to apply to run for the elections may do so by Aug 17.

All eligible Singaporeans are to vote for their choice of candidates at polling stations should more than one person qualify to run for election. 

Polling day is declared an official holiday. The Teacher’s Day school holiday – which was originally scheduled for Sep 1 as well – will be shifted to Sep 11 instead.

For GCE ‘N’ level papers that were scheduled to take place on Sep 11, they will instead be pushed back to Sep 12 and 20.

However, if there is only one candidate who is eligible for the Presidential Election, then the candidate will be declared President on Nomination Day.

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