List of Singaporean electoral divisions


List of Singaporean electoral divisions

The constituencies of Singapore are electoral divisions that elect Members of Parliament to the Parliament of Singapore in every election.

There are two types of electoral divisions; namely the Group Representation Constituency (GRC) and the Single Member Constituency (SMC). Each GRC consists of 5 to 6 divisions.

2006 changes

On March 3, 2006, the Elections Department published the updated list of electoral divisions for the current Singapore general election which is widely expected to be held in 2006. There are fourteen GRCs, each with five or six seats, and nine SMCs. The total number of contested seats is 84, the same as the last general election in 2001.

The changes in electoral map affect about 175,000 Singaporeans, or about eight percent of the electorate. cite news | title = The numbers game | publisher = Today (Singapore newspaper) | date = 4 March 2006 | url = http://www.todayonline.com/articles/104599.asp ] The major changes in the electoral divisions are as follows:

*Mergers
**Ayer Rajah SMC is merged into the West Coast GRC.
**Bukit Timah SMC is combined with Holland-Bukit Panjang GRC to form a new Holland-Bukit Timah GRC.

*New SMCs
**Bukit Panjang SMC
**Yio Chu Kang SMC

*Changes in electoral seats within GRCs
**The number of seats in East Coast GRC is reduced to five.
**The number of seats in Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC is increased to six. [ cite news | title = Singapore unveils electoral map in hint polls could be near | publisher = Channel NewsAsia | date = 3 March 2006 | url = http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/196059/1/.html]

*Changes in boundaries between GRCs
** Parts of Bedok New Town, Bedok North Green, Chai Chee Gardens and Kampong Chai Chee are transferred from East Coast GRC to Marine Parade GRC. This affects 31,824 voters.
** Changes in the boundary between Marine Parade GRC and Aljunied GRC. The area bounded by the Pan Island Expressway, Jalan Eunos, and Sims Avenue East are transferred from Aljunied GRC to Marine Parade GRC. Serangoon Gardens, previously under Marine Parade GRC, is transferred to Aljunied GRC. This results in a net increase of 19,584 voters for Aljunied GRC.

Group Representation Constituencies

Single Member Constituencies

See also

*Past Singaporean electoral divisions
*Singapore general election, 2006

References

External links

* [http://www.elections.gov.sg/maps_electoral.htm Map of electorial divisions] - Elections Department Singapore.


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