Volunteering to be an Polling Agent and a Counting Agent

I’ve signed up with the Singapore People’s Party to be their polling and counting agent for the elections on May 7th. I got back from Hanoi, and went straight to 108 Potong Pasir and waited about 2.5 hours to get my documentation signed and OKed.

All the polling agent does is to be a “lamp post” and monitor the voters as they come up to vote. Monitor in the sense that when then approach the Elections Department official at the polling center and presents their NRIC and Polling Card, that the name and serial number read out is struck off of the list of names for that polling center. Essentially to make sure that there is only one vote per person. I will be at Pierce Secondary from about 7:30 am.  I am doing the 1st shift from 8am till 2pm. Another group of people will be taking over from 2pm till 8pm.  I think SPP still needs people to help.  Do visit the link above and contact them.

I have also volunteered to be SPP’s counting agent.  I am to report to Potong Pasir by 7pm. I guess they’ll be briefing us and then sending us to the various counting centers.

I am really excited about this.  First time I’m involved in part of the process.

Majulah Singapura!


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