Voting in Singapore

Information about who is eligible to vote in Singapore elections...

There are two types of election in Singapore – presidential and parliamentary.

In order to be eligible to vote in any elections in Singapore a person must be registered on the latest certified register of electors for their constituency. To qualify for this they must be:

  • A citizen of Singapore (holder of a pink National Registration Identity Card)
  • At least 21 years old
  • Resident in Singapore

Note: Voting at presidential or parliamentary elections is compulsory for all eligible citizens in Singapore.

  • For further information from the Singapore Elections Department about who is eligible to vote: Click here

Citizenship

There are three ways of acquiring Singaporean citizenship:

By birth – if a person was born in Singapore with at least one parent who is a Singaporean citizen.

By descent – if a person was born outside Singapore on or after 15 May 2004, with at least one parent who is a Singaporean citizen.

By registration – if a person has been a Permanent Resident for at least two years and is working in Singapore or married to a Singaporean citizen.

  • For further information from the Singapore Immigration and Checkpoints Authority about who is eligible for citizenship: Click here