9. The principal Act is amended by inserting, immediately after section 13, the following section:
—(1) Any person who is entitled to have his name entered or retained in any register of electors for an electoral division and who —
is not resident in Singapore but has resided in Singapore for an aggregate of 2 years during the period of 5 years immediately preceding the prescribed date referred to in section 5; or
a member of the Singapore Armed Forces on full-time training or service outside Singapore;
a public officer or an employee of any public authority employed in full-time service outside Singapore;
a public officer or an employee of a public authority on full-time training outside Singapore;
a citizen of Singapore of not less than 21 years of age on full-time training outside Singapore that is sponsored by the Government or any public authority;
the spouse or a parent, child or dependent of any person referred to in sub-paragraph (i), (ii), (iii), (iv) or (v) and is living with that person,
may, not later than 21 days after the date of publication in the Gazette of the notice under section 10(3) or 15 (2), as the case may be, of the notice of completion of the register, apply to the Registration Officer to be registered as an overseas elector for an electoral division at —
any place in or near the electoral division specified in that notice; or
any overseas registration centre.
(2) An application under subsection (1) by any person to be registered as an overseas elector shall be accompanied by —
satisfactory proof of his identity;
particulars of the date he left Singapore and his current mailing address outside Singapore;
a declaration that he is a citizen of Singapore and is not less than 21 years of age;
a statement specifying the overseas polling station he desires to vote at in an election; and
any other information as the Registration Officer considers necessary to determine the person’s entitlement to have his name entered in a register or the electoral division in or in respect of which he may vote.
(3) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in section 13, the Registration Officer may, on receipt of any application under subsection (1), before or at any time after certifying any register of electors for any electoral division —
register the applicant as an overseas elector in the register of electors; and
allot the applicant to vote at the overseas polling station specified in his statement under subsection (2)(d) or any other overseas polling station.
(4) The registration of any person under this section as an overseas elector in any register of electors shall continue in operation until superseded by the coming into operation of the next certified register relating to any area within that electoral division following any preparation of registers under section 10 or any revision of registers under section 14.”.