GE2020: Voting at the Singapore General Election amid the COVID-19 pandemic

Singapore's General Election (GE) this year is being held under unprecedented circumstances. The Elections Department has issued guidance on how to vote safely on Polling Day (10 July). For instance, it said that those who are feeling unwell, running a temperature or who are serving Stay-Home Notices (SHN) at home will have a special voting hour set aside for them on the day. Besides this, COVID-19 patients and those who are quarantined for the virus will not be allowed to vote. The number of voters in these two groups is about 350 as of 30 June. Special measures will also be implemented for the majority of voters, such as the wearing of disposable gloves. Read more here: