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Singapore to go to the polls on Sept 1 if more than one candidate is eligible to be nominated as President

Felicia Tan
Felicia Tan • 2 min read
Singapore to go to the polls on Sept 1 if more than one candidate is eligible to be nominated as President
Nomination day will take place on Aug 22 at the auditorium of the People’s Association at 9 King George’s Avenue. Photo: Bloomberg
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Singapore will go to the polls to vote for its next President on Sept 1 if more than one candidate is eligible to be nominated as President.

Nomination day will take place on Aug 22 at the auditorium of the People’s Association at 9 King George’s Avenue.

The returning officer is Tan Meng Dui, CEO of the housing and development board (HDB).

So far, four candidates have thrown their names into the mix.

Former senior minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam launched his bid on July 26 while Ossia International chairman George Goh submitted his forms on Aug 4. Former GIC CIO Ng Kok Song told the media that he’d submitted his forms on Aug 3.

Former presidential candidate Tan Kin Lian, who is also the ex chief executive of NTUC Income, submitted his bid on Aug 11.

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Shanmugaratnam announced that he will be running for President on June 8 after current President Halimah Yacob said that she will not be running for a second term on May 29.

Goh then announced his intention to run for the presidency on June 12.

Ng said that he was considering running on July 15 while Tan submitted his application for a certificate of eligibility on July 31.

Applications for the certificate of eligibility will close on Aug 17. The deposit payable by each candidate is $40,500. Unsuccessful candidates will lose their deposit if they polled less than one-eighth of the total number of votes polled.

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