Yahoo Singapore conducted an online poll asking Singaporeans for their views on holding an election during the coronavirus pandemic.
The question read “Should Singapore hold a general election amid the COVID-19 pandemic?”.
Over 1,100 people responded to the online poll. An overwhelming majority of respondents (85 per cent) answered “NO”.
Only 11 per cent of respondents answered “YES”. Another 4 per cent said “It doesn’t matter”.
Despite serious reservations by Singaporeans and the mounting measures being implemented to curb the spread of coronavirus, the government has not ruled out holding an election in the midst of the pandemic.
In an address to Parliament, Senior Minister Teo Chee Hean said that while it is not “impossible” to hold an election amid the coronavirus pandemic, no decision has been made on the timing of the next General Election. Polls could be held in May, according to a report.