Presidential Elections Committee

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The Presidential Elections Committee is set up by the Government of Singapore to ensure that each candidate for the office of President of Singapore has the qualifications referred to in Article 19 of the Constitution of Singapore.

Composition[edit]

The committee consists of:

Presidential election, 2017[edit]

The Presidential Elections Committee for the Singapore presidential election, 2017 comprises six members. They are:

There is also a Community Committee, which will assess whether the candidate belongs to the specified racial group. This committee is headed by Timothy James de Souza, a member of the Presidential Council of Minority Rights.[2]

Malay community sub-committee[edit]

The Malay community sub-committee, which will issue the Malay Community Certificate to candidates, comprises five members.[3] They are:

All five were also on the Malay Community Committee that gave the green light to Malay candidates in Group Representation Constituencies in the 2015 General Election.[4]

Former committees[edit]

Presidential election, 2005[edit]

The Presidential Elections Committee for the Singapore presidential election, 2005 had three members:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Constitution of the Republic of Singapore, Art. 18(2).
  2. ^ "Appointment of Chairman and Members of Community Committee and Sub-committees". Elections Department Singapore. Government Gazette. Archived from the original (PDF) on 31 July 2017. Retrieved 31 July 2017. 
  3. ^ Zhu, Melissa; Abu Baker, Jalelah (31 May 2017). "Applications for Presidential Election to open Jun 1". Channel NewsAsia. Mediacorp Pte Ltd. Archived from the original on 31 July 2017. Retrieved 31 July 2017. 
  4. ^ Yong, Charissa (1 June 2017). "Application for reserved presidential election opens". The Straits Times. Straits Times. Archived from the original on 29 July 2017. Retrieved 29 July 2017.