—(1) The Minister may from time to time, but in any case not later than 3 years after the last general election, require the Registration Officer to revise the registers of electors and complete the revision before such date as the Minister may, by notification in the Gazette, appoint.
(2) For the purpose of revising a register and of satisfying himself as to the entitlement of any person to registration or determining whether the name of any person should be inserted or retained in the register or expunged therefrom, the Registration Officer may make such inquiry as he may consider necessary either by himself or through a person appointed by him.
(2A) Any notice requiring information for the purposes of subsection (2) may be sent by ordinary post to the person from whom the information is required or may be delivered to him or to an adult member of his household.
(3) All officers in the service of the Government (other than officers of any Government department who are prohibited by law from furnishing information) and all local authorities are hereby authorised and required to furnish to the Registration Officer, or any person appointed by the Registration Officer for the purpose, all such information as he may require to enable him to revise the register.
(4) Every person who, being in possession of any information required under subsection (2A), fails to give such information to the Registration Officer or to any person appointed by the Registration Officer for the purpose, or wilfully gives any false information, shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $1,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months or to both.
(5) Without prejudice to subsection (4), if any person being a registered elector fails to give such information with regard to his entitlement to registration to the Registration Officer or to any person appointed by the Registration Officer for the purpose within 14 days after the service upon him by the Registration Officer of a notice under subsection (2A), his name shall immediately be expunged from the register by the Registration Officer and he shall not be entitled to have his name retained or inserted in the register for the ensuing year.
(6) Every person who is appointed by the Registration Officer and who wilfully suppresses any information relating to the entitlement of any person for registration or relevant for determining whether the name of any person should or should not be retained or inserted in a register, after such information has been furnished to or collected by him, shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $1,500 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 9 months or to both.