They are only grounded in his reality.TMD wrote:well, considering his comments generally are grounded in the reality of Singapore and his apparent closer understanding of the locals vs what I have seen from the comments by other "expats" in this Forum, I would instead consider him for being an honorary foreigner of SG.Wd40 wrote:Ecureilx should have been given honorary citizenship of SG, by now.
Basically, Ecureilx, JR8, Barnsley, Primrose Hill, PNGMK, Raj, Lynx and me, all of us can vote and make sure our beloved gahmen winsTo vote in a UK general election a person must be registered to vote and also:
18 or over
be a British citizen, a qualifying Commonwealth citizen or a citizen of the Republic of Ireland
not be subject to any legal incapacity to vote
I read somewhere that overseas votes will be taken into consideration, only if the outcome of the locally cast votes are inconclusive.JR8 wrote:If overseas SGns are 'quitters' I imagine the gahmen are happy to see them disenfranchised. As it is an overseas SGn wishing to vote has to visit an overseas SGn embassy to cast it.
Well, am sure you know that unlike back home, voting here is compulsory.Wd40 wrote:There is a polling booth just next to my block and it is funny. Hardly any people there. There is much more buzz in the fairprice and wet market nearby. I had expected atleast a queue of the size as in fairprice.
Barnsley wrote: Things look very different to me , maybe he is a CPF half full guy and I am more of CPF half empty guy
What I do know is o/seas SGns can go to their nearest embassy to cast votes. I don't know if they get to vote early. The ballot-box is then taken in the embassy car and on the air-side of the airport (actually out on the tarmac) handed by embassy staff to a pre-nominated SQ flight-crew officer who signs off for it. It is then in his personal care during the trip to Changi. Not that he has it on his lap in the cockpit (at least I don't think so!), but there is a specific hold for diplomatic and security-cleared [cough] cargo.ecureilx wrote:I read somewhere that overseas votes will be taken into consideration, only if the outcome of the locally cast votes are inconclusive. For Singaporeans, that may not mean much of vote swing.
I'd be interested to know on what basis. It'd be cute if you are, given the epic trouble I have had voting!ecureilx wrote:PS, WD40, seems I can vote in the UK General Elections Now I get it, why a lot of foreigners are wondering why PRs here can't vote !
Well, I doubt it is about fear mongering, but if I understood correctly, since there is not national list election etc, if a particular constituency has inconclusive results (tie?) then the overseas votes for that constituency is counted. Or something like that.JR8 wrote:How what you suggest might be escapes me. Are you talking about inconclusive at at national level? If so that's never going to happen is it, and hence all this trouble in casting votes and flying them home wouldn't happen. I know some SGns go to a lot of trouble and expense to cast their votes: Why would anyone bother if the process is futile? And you can't mean at a district level, since any ballot box could contain votes for all districts.
Perhaps it was scare-mongering, to dissuade the Quitters from voting... ?
Details in the link posted by WD40. though I am sure it applies to citizens of Commonwealth holding residency in UK !JR8 wrote: I'd be interested to know on what basis. It'd be cute if you are, given the epic trouble I have had voting!
New arrivals from Commonwealth countries - including Australia, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Nigeria - automatically acquire voting rights on arrival in the UK even if they are only staying for a short time.
So you want to vote to decide the future of a country that you not a citizen of ?Wd40 wrote:If you are living and working in the UK on a work permit. You can vote. My Indian friends in UK voted this time, without PR.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... nship.html
Ironic, thing though UK calls them "immigrants" but lets them vote. SG calls us "Foreign Talents" but doesn't allow us.
Ah right, so it doesn't apply to you, which is what you were suggestingecureilx wrote:Details in the link posted by WD40. though I am sure it applies to citizens of Commonwealth holding residency in UK !
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