Parliamentary Elections (Amendment) Bill

Bill No. 2/1975

Read the first time on 25th February 1975.
An Act to amend the Parliamentary Elections Act (Chapter 50 of the Revised Edition).
Be it enacted by the President with the advice and consent of the Parliament of Singapore, as follows: —
Short title and commencement
1.  This Act may be cited as the Parliamentary Elections (Amendment) Act, 1975 and shall come into operation on such date as the Minister may, by notification in the Gazette, appoint.
Amendment of section 5
2.  Section 5 of the Parliamentary Elections Act is hereby amended by inserting immediately after subsection (2) thereof the following subsection: —
(3)  Notwithstanding subsection (2) of this section the Registration Officer may, in preparing or revising any register of electors, omit therefrom the name of any person where he has reason to believe that the latest address of such person shown in the register maintained by the Commissioner of National Registration has ceased to exist.”.
Amendment of section 10
3.  Section 10 of the Parliamentary Elections Act is hereby amended —
(a)by deleting the full-stop appearing at the end of subsection (1) thereof and substituting therefor a colon; and
(b)by inserting immediately thereafter the following proviso: —
Provided that the Minister may, before a general election, require the Registration Officer to bring up-to-date any register prepared under this subsection in such manner and by reference to such year as the Minister may direct.”.