#GE2020 Special: 20 Iconic Election Pics from Singapore’s Archives

On the final day of election campaigning, most voters are likely exhausted from the torrent of news. So here are 20 interesting pics I dug up from the National Archives from bygone elections.


Elderly man arriving to cast his vote in the 1955 election. Credit: NAS

Voters queuing up on Polling Day in 1959. Credit: NAS

Election officials sealing a ballot box in the presence of three witnesses in 1963. Credit: NAS

Officials seated around a table counting ballots for the Bras Basah constituency at a counting centre during the 1963 election. Credit: NAS

Lee Kuan Yew being congratulated by supporters at Victoria Theatre after winning the 1963 election. Credit: NAS

Lee Kuan Yew, Goh Keng Swee and other PAP members thanking voters after the 1963 election. Credit: NAS

Barisan Sosialis supporters with a policeman during the Hong Lim by-election in 1965. Credit: NAS

Lee Koon Choy speaking at a by-election rally at Bukit Merah in 1966. Credit: NAS

David Marshall waiting outside the polling station at Tanjong Pagar in 1968. Credit: NAS

PAP rally at Fullerton Square in 1972. Credit: NAS

PAP candidate Fong Sip Chee, who won in Kampong Chai Chee in 1976, stopped to thank voters at the market. Credit: NAS

JB Jeyaretnam at the counting centre during the 1979 by-election in Telok Blangah. Credit: NAS

Ballot boxes arriving at the counting centre during the 1979 by-elections. Credit: NAS

S Dhanabalan at the Victoria School nomination centre in 1980. Credit: NAS

Media monitoring at Victoria JC during the 1984 election. Credit: NAS

PAP candidate Teo Chong Tee greeting Pulau Ubin residents in 1984. Credit: NAS

Chiam See Tong on a victory parade after retaining Potong Pasir in 1988. Credit: NAS

K Shanmugam at the Yishun Secondary School nomination centre in 1988 during his first election. Credit: NAS

Parents with their children at a polling station in 1988. Credit: NAS

Low Thia Khiang giving a speech after winning Hougang for the first time in 1991. Credit: NAS

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