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GE2020: Updated Electoral Boundaries and New Constituencies — Which Are You In?

It’s here, General Elections 2020. Following the announcement of parliament dissolution by PM Lee, we have been inundated by news, facts, updates on the upcoming elections.

Once again, the map of our tiny island has been divided with the new electoral landscape for GE 2020 consisting of 14 SMCs (Single-member constituencies) and 17 GRCs (Multi-member constituencies).

Credit – The Straits Times

To find out which constituency you belong to, simply key in your postal code here.

If you are curious to learn how the ‘cake’ has been cut this time round, these are the five changes about the new electoral boundaries and new constituencies.

1. New Sengkang GRC

Starting from the northeast of Singapore, part of the old Punggol East SMC, Sengkang West SMC and Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC will form the new Sengkang GRC.

Credit – The Straits Times

Reason for this change: Increase in population in the area resulting in skewed MPs to votes ratio. Therefore, reshuffling and re-demarcation is required.

2. Birth of four new SMCs

2.1 Kebun Baru SMC

Kebun Baru SMC was carved out from the previous Nee Soon GRC.

Credit – The Straits Times

2.2 Marymount SMC

Marymount SMC was carved out from the previous Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC.

Credit – The Straits Times

2.3 Punggol West SMC

Punggol West SMC was carved out from the previous Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC.

Credit – The Straits Times

2.4 Yio Chu Kang SMC

Yio Chu Kang SMC was carved out from the previous Ang Mo Kio GRC.

Credit – The Straits Times

3. Removal of three SMCs

We bid farewell to the following SMCs: Fengshan, Punggol East, and Sengkang West.

3.1 Fengshan SMC

Fengshan SMC will form a part of East Coast GRC.

Credit – The Straits Times

3.2 Punggol East SMC

Punggol East SMC will form a part of Sengkang GRC.

Credit – The Straits Times

3.3 Sengkang West SMC

Sengkang West SMC will form a part of Sengkang GRC.

Credit – The Straits Times

4. No more six-member GRCs

Pasir Ris-Punggol and Ang Mo Kio have reduced from six-member to five-member GRCs.

Credit – The Straits Times

Credit – The Straits Times

5. East Coast and West Coast becomes five-member GRCs

On the other hand, East Coast and West Coast GRCs increased from its original four-member GRCs to five members each.

Credit – The Straits Times

Credit – The Straits Times

Reason for this change: Number of voters for both GRCs has increased. The number of voters for East Coast and West Cost has increased from 99,015 to 120,239 and 99,236 to 144,516 respectively.

Conclusion—GRCs and SMCs for the GE 2020:


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