Annual Election for Council 2021 – Final Reminder

29 October 2020
 
Our Ref: LS/1/CouElect/20-01/DLT
 
To: Practitioner Members of the Law Society of Singapore 
 
ELECTION TIMINGS ON ELECTION DAY – 30 OCTOBER 2020
 
1.  Election day is tomorrow, Friday, 30 October 2020. The Election will be conducted by way of Internet Voting (“i-voting”).
 
 If You Have Registered for I-Voting
 
 1.1  If you have already registered for i-voting pursuant to the instructions in our earlier e-Blasts and received a confirmation e-mail, you may cast your vote at https://ivoting.lawsoc.org.sg/vote.aspx from your electronic device from any location between 7am and 7pm (Singapore time, both times inclusive).
 
 If You Have Not Registered for I-Voting
 
 1.2If you are required to vote but have not registered for i-voting, or if you do not have access to a computer, mobile phone or tablet, you may cast your vote in-person via the computer terminals set up for i-voting at the Law Society’s premises.
 
 1.3Please bring along your NRIC or any photo identification document to vote personally at the Law Society’s premises at 28 Maxwell Road, #01-03, Maxwell Chambers Suites, Singapore 069120 any time between 8am to 6pm (Singapore time, both times inclusive) on 30 October 2020.
 
 1.4Please note that limited computer terminals will be available and you may be required to wait for your turn and conform to the Safe Management Measures required by government regulations.
 
2.The election timings stated above will be strictly observed. There will be no extension of the i-voting period. Thank you for your understanding. 
 
If You Are Unable To Cast Your Ballot 
 
3.Voting is compulsory. A member who is required to vote but is unable to vote at an election, because he is not in Singapore at the time of the election or has a good and sufficient reason for not doing so, may write to the Registrar, Supreme Court (and not the Law Society of Singapore) AFTER the date of the election, 30 October 2020.
 
Implication of I-Voting on Members Overseas
 
4.The introduction of the i-voting process does not preclude a member, who is overseas on election day and who fails to vote, from writing to the Registrar, Supreme Court (AFTER the date of the election) pursuant to section 50(2)(a) of the Legal Profession Act to request a waiver of the voting requirement.
 
 
Yours faithfully

Delphine Loo Tan
Chief Executive Officer
for and on behalf of
The Council of The Law Society of Singapore
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