SINGAPORE, May 26 (Bernama) -- The Election Department says 83 per cent of
voters turned out to vote in the Hougang Single Member Constituency By-Election
as at 5 pm today.
Polling stations opened at 8 am and will close at 8 pm.
The Hougang by-election is a straight fight between 34-year-old
Desmond Choo, from the ruling People''s Action Party (PAP) and Png Eng Huat, 50,
from the opposition Workers'' Party (WP).
The single-seat ward with 23,368 eligible voters, fell vacant after the
party expelled the incumbent, Yaw Shin Leong, on Feb 15 this year, following
reports abouts his personal indiscretions.
In the May 2011 general election, Yaw won the Hougang seat with about 65 per
cent of the votes against Choo.
The result is expected to be announced before midnight.
TNS TNS HA