New rules introduced for use of banners, posters during General Election

New rules introduced for use of banners, posters during General Election

Political parties are required to disclose the details of all flags, colors, or posters bearing group images that were on display before the summons of election, in accordance with new regulations governing the general elections process in Singapore.

Parties are required to declare this within 12 days of the writ’s release.

The lawful document that initiates the election process is the summons of election.

The Elections Department ( ELD ) disclosed that the area on the ballot paper where voters can mark their choice has been expanded in a statement released on Friday ( May 31 ) outlining updates coming up ahead of a General Election that must take place by November 2025.

According to ELD, some voters were doubtful whether the X-mark had been properly placed within the delineated area after the presidential election of last September.

These modifications take effect on Jun 14. The Parliamentary Elections Act, which was updated in 2023, contains these amendments.


The new regulations governing classic or non-online election advertising fall under the banner and poster regulations. &nbsp, &nbsp,

All political party declarations regarding banners, flags, or posters may be made available online for the public to view.

These banners, flags, or posters can only be publicly displayed by approved candidates, election agents, or third parties and only in designated&nbsp, locations specified in the company policy during the fighting time, which begins immediately after election proceedings close on Nomination Day and ends with the night of Polling Day.

The Returning Officer you attempt any non- compliant&nbsp, flags, banners or posters to been removed. The Prime Minister has appointed a public official to handle the fair and efficient conduct of votes.

The Returning Officer has the authority to order content publishers, including social media companies, to remove election advertisements if they violate election regulations in the same way with online election advertising ( OEA ).

The Returning Officer may even direct&nbsp content producers to stop further conversation with Singapore end users and prevent access to such advertisements.

” Amplification of existing OEA ( e. g. through boosting, reposting, sharing or resharing ) will be subject to the same requirements as publishing new OEA”, said ELD. &nbsp,

” Publishing new information has the same impact as enhancing existing OEA, increasing the reach of the content to more people.