11 May '11, 2am

Fewer spoilt votes in close contests #SGelections

Fewer spoilt votes in close contests #SGelections

IN THIS election, the percentage of spoilt votes was lowest in the five constituencies where opposition parties fared best: Hougang, Aljunied GRC, Potong Pasir, Joo Chiat and East Coast GRC. Hougang is at the bottom of the heap, with just 1.13 per cent of voters spoiling their votes. Aljunied GRC came in second with 1.34 per cent. The national share of spoilt votes was 2.17 per cent. Coincidence? Political observers who crunched the constituency-level data for spoilt votes say there is a clear trend. There were fewer spoilt votes in closely contested wards, or where the opposition was more viable, because the voter perceived that his or her vote was more likely to make a difference. Read the full story in Tuesday's edition of The Straits Times.

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/GeneralElection/News/Story/ST...


Overseas votes counted Wednesday afternoon #SGelections

Overseas votes counted Wednesday afternoon #SGe...

straitstimes.com 11 May '11, 9am

ELECTION officials sorted and counted overseas votes on Wednesday, at the ITE Balestier campus. Among the counting agents ...