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Singapore GE2020: Five useful social media accounts to follow this election period

These accounts will keep you updated on the General Elections with bite-sized information.

Winny Wint Htae
Winny Wint Htae

Published: 7 July 2020, 12:03 PM

A lot of information is being shared about the Singapore’s General Elections 2020, and it may be difficult to keep up.

If you are clueless about what’s going on and want some bite-sized information to get updated before heading to the polls on July 10, here are five Instagram accounts with helpful infographics about the elections!

1. Anngee Illustrates (@illobyanngee)

Singaporean illustrator Anngee Neo is known for her whimsical style. While her Instagram page usually consists of her drawings, she has been posting comics about the ongoing elections recently.

She has created a colourful comic about the roles of the Members of Parliament (MPs) and an educational comic on voter secrecy. She also illustrated for New Naratif’s articles on Singapore’s elections.

 

Anngee’s educational comic on MPs was widely shared on social media. PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/@ILLOBYANNGEE

 

Check out Anngee’s Instagram to view more of her comics.

2. Joel Lim X (@limxjoel)

Joel Lim, managing director of Zyrup magazine, is also trained in public relations. He has been releasing content on his Instagram page about the General Elections since it was first announced.

His posts usually tackle the elections from the perspective of public relations, providing a fresh angle for readers. He has analysed the Workers’ Party elections teaser video, made educational videos for young voters, and more.

 

Joel analysed the Workers’ Party teaser video, explaining why it was effective and brilliant for public relations. PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/@LIMXJOEL

 

If you want to read about the public relations side of politics, check out his Instagram here.

3. Rachel Pang (@rachelpangcomics)

Comic artist Rachel Pang often draws informational comics on social issues in Singapore. With the ongoing elections, she has extended her comics to talk about issues related to the elections.

Rachel recalled her past experience questioning unjust things in society during her social studies class, which she likens to questioning information about politics. PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/@RACHELPANGCOMICS

 

Rachel also uses her platform to engage with her followers and raise discussions about the elections, such as considerations for casting votes and the issues they care about.

Check out her Instagram for more resources on the General Elections 2020, including reposts of the political parties’ manifestos on her highlights.

4. CAPE (@cape.sg)

Community for Advocacy and Political Education (CAPE) is a student-run organisation based at Yale-NUS College that runs initiatives to build political literacy among fellow students and the general public.

Their Instagram page is filled with information about politics for Singaporeans to help them learn about the country’s political landscape.

 

CAPE has debunked several election misconceptions that voters may have, such as the myth about the government tracing ballots to individuals. PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/@CAPE.SG

 

Their new project, GE Voter Education Series, aims to help everyone understand how and why they should vote.

They have recently talked about misconceptions about elections and also released infographics on the electoral process for Singapore.

Head over to CAPE’s Instagram for enlightening graphics on Singapore’s politics.

5. New Naratif (@newnaratif)

Multimedia website New Naratif is known for publishing content on issues such as “democracy, freedom of information, and freedom of expression”.

This election season, New Naratif has been actively posting educational content about Singapore’s political scene for Singaporeans and other Southeast Asians in the region.

 

New Naratif has dedicated a section on the Singapore elections on their website. PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/@NEWNARATIF

 

The website also releases articles on the elections every Thursday and Friday, each discussing a different topic regarding Singapore politics.

Follow their Instagram to stay updated.


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