PM Lee proposes “24-hour cooling-off” period before Polling Day

PM Lee Hsien Loong

Singapore currently allows campaigning to take place between Nomination Day and the day before Polling Day. On the day that votes are cast, however, all campaigning is disallowed, meaning a ban on mass rallies, door-to-door visits, and the display of party logos and symbols.

The ‘cooling-off’ day will, in effect, be like the Polling Day, when all forms of campaigning are disallowed.

The one exception will be party political broadcasts, which are televised on the eve of the polls to summarise the messages of the different political parties. This, alongside news reporting on the election, will not be affected.


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