No. S 502
Presidential Elections Act
(Chapter 240A)
Presidential Elections (Overseas Voting) Regulations 2005
In exercise of the powers conferred by sections 22A and 81 of the Presidential Elections Act, the Prime Minister hereby makes the following Regulations:
Citation and commencement
1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Presidential Elections (Overseas Voting) Regulations 2005 and shall come into operation on 29th July 2005.
2.  In these Regulations, unless the context otherwise requires —
“certified register of electors”, in relation to any electoral division, means the register of electors certified under section 20 of the Parliamentary Elections Act (Cap. 218) and in operation for that electoral division at the time of the election;
“notice of contested election” means the notice issued under section 16(5) of the Act;
“official languages” means Malay, Mandarin, Tamil and English;
“overseas election officer” means —
(a)any Assistant Returning Officer assigned to an overseas polling station;
(b)any presiding officer, clerk, interpreter or information officer or other officer authorised by the Returning Officer or Assistant Returning Officer to perform duties in connection with the conduct of a poll at an overseas polling station; or
(c)any person appointed by an Assistant Returning Officer or presiding officer under regulation 4(4) or 5(5), as the case may be, to act for that Assistant Returning Officer or presiding officer at any overseas polling station,
but does not include any candidate or any election agent or polling agent of a candidate;
“polling day” means the day specified in a notice of contested election as the date on which the poll for the election is to be taken in Singapore;
“presiding officer” includes a senior presiding officer and an Assistant Returning Officer who presides at any overseas polling station.
Inconsistency between Act and these Regulations
3.—(1)  Any poll (including an advance poll) at an overseas polling station shall be conducted in the manner prescribed in these Regulations and where not so prescribed, in the same manner as that in which voting at a polling station within Singapore on polling day is conducted.
(2)  Nothing in these Regulations shall apply to an overseas elector voting at a polling station in Singapore.
Made this 28th day of July 2005.
Permanent Secretary
(Public Service Division),
Prime Minister’s Office,
[ELD(A)/4-24 Vol. 4; AG/LEG/SL/240A/2005/3 Vol. 1]