Hougang by-election ballot papers to be destroyed on Dec 1

Hougang by-election ballot papers to be destroyed on Dec 1

The ballot papers and other documents used in the Hougang by-election on May 26, 2012 will be destroyed on December 1 this year.

SINGAPORE: The ballot papers and other documents used in the Hougang by-election on May 26, 2012 will be destroyed on December 1 this year.

They have been kept in sealed boxes at the Supreme Court for six months and will be destroyed at Tuas South Incineration Plant.

The Elections Department said this practice will help to ensure the secrecy of the vote.

Candidates who wish to witness the process have to inform the Elections Department by noon, November 30.

The by-election in the single-seat constituency was held to fill the seat vacated by former Member of Parliament Yaw Shin Leong, who was expelled from The Workers' Party on February 15 this year following reports of personal indiscretions.

Mr Png Eng Huat of The Workers' Party won the seat, with 62 per cent of the votes.

He beat Mr Desmond Choo of the People's Action Party, who had 38 per cent of the votes.

Source: CNA/fa

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