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).
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.
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.
2.2 Marymount SMC
Marymount SMC was carved out from the previous Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC.
2.3 Punggol West SMC
Punggol West SMC was carved out from the previous Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC.
2.4 Yio Chu Kang SMC
Yio Chu Kang SMC was carved out from the previous Ang Mo Kio GRC.
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.
3.2 Punggol East SMC
Punggol East SMC will form a part of Sengkang GRC.
3.3 Sengkang West SMC
Sengkang West SMC will form a part of Sengkang GRC.
4. No more six-member GRCs
Pasir Ris-Punggol and Ang Mo Kio have reduced from six-member to five-member GRCs.
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.
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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