Drive for the professional vote

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 02 May, 2006, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 02 May, 2006, 12:00am

A campaign to persuade eligible professional and business voters to register for this year's Election Committee sub-sector elections was launched yesterday. The organising coalition of six civic groups said there was a need to dispel the notion that the polls were simply a battle between the pro-Beijing and pro-democracy camps.

'The deadline for registration is May 16 and there is still time. There should also be non-partisan participation in the election to give a voice to those who do not have a vote,' said Louis Shih Tai-cho, chairman of SynergyNet, part of the coalition.

The groups involved will launch a newspaper advertisement campaign tomorrow to boost voter registration.