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Polling stations in Singapore closed due to criticism of the extended vote

July 10, 2020

Singapore polling stations closed their doors this Friday afternoon after the opposition criticized the extension of the vote, which was extended by two hours due to the long queues at the center entrance.

For the Singapore Democratic Party (PDS), the measure taken by the electoral department, which delayed school closure until 10:00 p.m. (local time), is “very irregular”.

La Voz del Pueblo chairman Lim Tean, for his part, said that “it is outrageous and out of place”, while pointing out that the long queues of voters in schools at 4:00 p.m. were significantly reduced ( four hours before the originally planned completion).

Polling stations in Singapore closed due to criticism of the extended votePolling stations in Singapore closed due to criticism of the extended vote

The electoral division had apologized hours ago for the long lines, largely due to the safety and hygiene measures imposed after the coronavirus pandemic. Therefore, the agency said that these two additional hours would provide enough leeway “for all voters to vote in the elections.”