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Key to get timing right in issuing election guidelines: Chan Chun Sing

May 29, 2020 | 🚀 Fathership
Finding a "Goldilocks position" to release the guidelines on campaigning and voting during the Covid-19 pandemic is the challenge facing the Elections Department.

This need to get the timing right - neither too early nor too late - was underlined by Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing in an interview with The Straits Times.

Mr Chan said the release of the guidelines has to be sufficiently early for candidates and voters to prepare for the polls.

When asked about this, Mr Chan said the ELD would let people know the guidelines in good time.

Should they be issued too early, they "Might be out of context... you don't know when the election will be".