By-election Polling Day not public holiday

Polling Day for the Hougang by-election, which will be held on May 26, will not be a public holiday, said a statement issued by the Elections Department today.

Employers are still bound by the law to allow every elector under their employment a reasonable period of time for voting.

Around 25,000 Hougang residents will be eligible to vote in the by-election.

Last year, Polling Day for the General Election on May 7 was slated as a public holiday in accordance with Section 35 of the Parliamentary Elections Act.

klim@sph.com.sg

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