ANNUAL ELECTION FOR COUNCIL OF 2021 – HOW TO REGISTER TO VOTE

21 October 2020
 
Our Ref: LS/1/CouElect/20-01/DLT
 
To: Practitioner Members of the Law Society of Singapore 
 
HOW TO REGISTER TO VOTE
VOTING DAY: 30 OCTOBER 2020

 
1.  There will be an election of Council for the Senior and Middle categories.
 
 (a)  Senior Category

Every advocate and solicitor who has in force a practising certificate on 12 October 2020 and who on that date is of not less than 15 years’ standing (Senior Category) shall be required to vote at the election for up to four (4) candidates of like standing.

Please refer to the list of eligible voters for Senior Category here.
 
 (b)Middle Category
 
Every advocate and solicitor who has in force a practising certificate on 12 October 2020 and who on that date is of less than 15 years’ but not less than 5 years’ standing (Middle Category) shall be required to vote at the election for up to one (1) candidate of like standing.

Please refer to the list of eligible voters for Middle Category here.
 
ELECTION TO BE CONDUCTED BY WAY OF INTERNET VOTING (‘I-VOTING’) 
 
2.The Election will be conducted by way of i-voting. The Election will be held on FRIDAY, 30 OCTOBER 2020 between the hours of 7.00 am and 7.00 pm (Singapore time, both times inclusive) (‘Election Hours’). The Election Hours will be strictly observed.
 
3.Limited voting terminals will be set up at the Society’s premises for members who are required to vote but do not have access to a computer, mobile phone or tablet. Please bring along your NRIC or any photo identification document to vote personally at the Society’s premises from 8.00 am to 6.00 pm. Voting at the Society’s premises will be by way of i-voting only (i.e. there will be no physical ballot slip for members to cast their votes). 
 
REGISTRATION FOR I-VOTING
 
4.Registration for i-voting is now open at https://ivoting.lawsoc.org.sg/register.aspx and will close on Friday, 23 October 2020, 5.00 pm. We regret to inform members that there will be strictly no extension of the voter registration period. Members have to complete the registration process in order to be able to i-vote from a location other than the Law Society premises.
 
5.In light of the safe distancing measures to cope with the public health situation, members are strongly encouraged to register this week and cast their ballot via i-voting to avoid voting in-person at the Law Society premises. 
 
6. For assistance, please contact  or call the Law Society mainline at 6538 2500. Please note that due to work-from-office rotation arrangements, we may have to take down your contact details and then return your call. Thank you for your understanding.
 
 
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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