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Singapore (Legislative Assembly Elections)

Volume 531: debated on Wednesday 27 October 1954

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asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if the compilation of the electoral registers for Singapore has now been completed; what are the qualifications for inclusion in the list;and if he will state the date on which the Legislative Assembly election will take place.

The electoral register for Singapore will be published in mid-November.Any person is entitled to be registered who:—

  • (a) is a citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies by virtue of the provisions of the British Nationality Act, 1948, or was born in any of the States or territories now included in the Federation of Malaya or in Sarawak, North Borneo or Brunei;
  • (b) was ordinarily resident in the Colony of Singapore on the 1st day of April in the year of registration; and
  • (c) was not less than twenty-one years of age on the 1st day of July in that year.
  • The first election will, it is hoped, be held early in April, 1955.