Drive for the professional vote
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.