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Over 2 Million Vote By 5pm In Singapore Election

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SINGAPORE – A total of 2,085,676 Singaporeans had voted by 5 pm in the country’s general election, polling for which is being conducted from 8 am to 8 pm today, according to the Elections Department.

People lined up as early as 7.30 am to cast their ballots at the polling stations which opened at 8 am.

Up to 2.46 million people in the city-state are eligible to vote by 8 pm in the first general election since independence in 1965 in which every single seat is being contested.

Prime Minister and People’s Action Party (PAP) secretary-general Lee Hsien Loong and his wife, Ho Ching, voted at the Alexandra Primary School in Tanjong Pagar.

Tanjong Pagar, a stronghold of the PAP during the years of Singapore’s founding prime minister Lee Kuan Yew, who died in March this year, is now being contested.

A total of 4,868 Singaporeans overseas are also eligible to vote. They had to cast their ballots by Thursday Sept 10. – BERNAMA

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