Thursday, May 12, 2011

Final tally of votes (including overseas votes)


SINGAPORE: The Elections Department has released the final tally of votes for the general election (here).

Even after factoring in overseas votes which were counted on Wednesday afternoon, the margin for Potong Pasir remains at 114 votes or 0.72 per cent. There were 19 votes for the People's Action Party and 19 for the Singapore People's Party.

On May 7, 2,683 overseas Singaporeans cast their votes at nine polling stations in five countries, namely Australia, China, Japan, the UK and the US. This, out of the 3,453 who registered as overseas voters from the 26 contested constituencies.

Their votes were counted at ITE College Central and the process was observed by candidates who contested in the General Election.

The ruling People's Action Party saw a marginal increase in vote share in one GRC and five SMCs. The constituencies are Sembawang GRC and the Bukit Panjang, Hougang, Joo Chiat, Punggol East and Sengkang West SMCs.

The largest increase was 0.03 per cent in Sengkang West.

The PAP however saw a fall in vote share in six GRCs (Aljunied, Bishan-Toa Payoh, Marine Parade, Moulmein-Kallang, Nee Soon and Holland-Bukit Timah) and four SMCs (Radin Mas, Whampoa, Yuhua and Mountbatten).

In the opposition-claimed Aljunied GRC, PAP's vote share fell by 0.01 per cent. In Holland-Bukit Timah GRC and Mounbatten SMC, PAP's vote share fell by 0.02 per cent and 0.03 per cent respectively.

Overall, the margin remains unchanged in seven GRCs, which are Ang Mo Kio, Chua Chu Kang, East Coast, Jurong, Pasir Ris-Punggol, Tampines and West Coast.

The margin also remains unchanged in 3 SMCs, including the closely-watched Potong Pasir.

Percentage of valid votes and changes after adding overseas votes:


Aljunied - PAP 45.28% (-0.01%)
Ang Mo Kio - PAP 69.33% (unchanged)
Bishan-Toa Payoh - PAP 56.93% (-0.01%)
Chua Chu Kang - PAP 61.2% (unchanged)
East Coast - PAP 54.83% (unchanged)
Holland-Bukit Timah - PAP 60.08% (-0.02%)
Jurong - unchanged
Marine Parade - PAP 56.64% (-0.01%)
Moulmein-Kallang - PAP 58.55% (-0.01%)
Nee Soon - PAP 58.40% (-0.01%)
Pasir Ris-Punggol - 64.79% (unchanged)
Sembawang - PAP 63.90% (+0.01%)
Tampines - PAP 57.22% (unchanged)
West Coast - PAP 66.57% (unchanged)


Bukit Panjang - PAP 66.27% (+0.01%)
Hong Kah - PAP 70.61% (unchanged)
Hougang - PAP 35.20% (+0.01%)
Joo Chiat - PAP 51.02% (+0.01%)
Mountbatten - PAP 58.62% (-0.03%)
Pioneer - PAP 60.73% (unchanged)
Potong Pasir - PAP 50.36% (unchanged)
Punggol East - PAP 54.54% (+0.01%), WP 41.01% (-0.01%), SDA 4.45% (unchanged)
Radin Mas - PAP 67.10% (-0.01%)
Sengkang West - PAP 58.11% (+0.03%)
Whampoa - PAP 66.10% (-0.01%)
Yuhua - PAP 66.86% (-0.01%)

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