Ne sharing elections (term 2) 3 may 2011

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Ne sharing elections (term 2) 3 may 2011

  1. 1. General Elections 2011
  2. 2. What is an election? <ul><li>In an election, the citizens of a country vote for people to represent their interests in the government. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Who can vote? <ul><li>Singapore citizens who are at least 21 years old </li></ul><ul><li>It is compulsory to vote </li></ul>
  4. 4. Map of Electoral Divisions
  5. 5. What is GRC or SMC? <ul><li>GRC = Group Representation Constituency </li></ul><ul><li>(about 4 – 6 people or seats) </li></ul><ul><li>SMC = Single Member Constituency </li></ul>
  6. 6. A Party Candidate LEADER Candidate Candidate Candidate Candidate Candidate Candidate Candidate Candidate Candidate Candidate Candidate Candidate Candidate Candidate Candidate Candidate
  7. 7. The Parties Singapore People’s Party Mr Chiam See Tong Singapore Democratic Party Mr Chee Soon Juan Worker’s Party Mr Low Thia Khiang People’s Action Party Mr Lee Hsien Loong
  8. 8. The Parties National Solidarity Party Mr Goh Meng Seng Reform Party Mr Kenneth Andrew Jeyaretnam
  9. 9. <ul><li>Areas that are contested require residents to vote </li></ul>People’s Action Party Worker’s Party Singapore Democratic Party Three-cornered fight
  10. 10. Before the election <ul><li>A political party may send candidates to take part in an election </li></ul><ul><li>- May visit homes </li></ul><ul><li>- May give out pamphlets </li></ul><ul><li>- May give speeches to explain their plans on what </li></ul><ul><li>they would do for the people </li></ul><ul><li>Cooling day before the election </li></ul>Vote for us! Candidate Candidate
  11. 11. On the day of the election <ul><li>Polling day ( 7 May 2011 ) </li></ul><ul><li>A public holiday </li></ul><ul><li>Voters go to a polling station to vote </li></ul><ul><li>Their votes are secret </li></ul>
  12. 12. After the election <ul><li>The political party with the most number of elected candidates wins the election and forms the government. </li></ul><ul><li>They will serve in the Parliament for 5 years . </li></ul>
  13. 13. For example:
  14. 14. <ul><li>The leader of that political party becomes the leader of the government . </li></ul><ul><li>He chooses some elected members of his party to take charge of different areas of responsibility in the government. </li></ul><ul><li>87 seats in this election. 82 seats are being contested (with 1 walkover) </li></ul>
  15. 15. Voting is secret Vote wisely Do not ask other people who they are voting for

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