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  1. News - Hong Kong

    One thousand voters disqualified pre-Legco elections

    Posted Jan 22nd 2013, 12:00am by JOSHUA BUT

    ... Joshua But joshua.but@scmp.com It is a three-fold increase which can be attributed to exposure of vote-rigging More than 1,000 disqualified from voting More than 1,000 voters were disqualified from voting in functional constituencies ahead of the Legislative Council election last September, the Registration and Electoral Office has revealed. The figure is a three-fold increase ...

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    Pair on trial for false voter registration

    Posted Sep 11th 2012, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... the Registration and Electoral Office that they lived in the King's Park area, when in fact Ching lived in Tseung Kwan O and Lui in Sha Tin. As a result, both were registered as voters ... addresses on their voter registration forms. One of those addresses was Room 2, 2/F, Foo Tat Building, 50 Soy Street. An ICAC investigation revealed that the defendants, along with 10 others, had ...

  3. Most oppose voter registration penalty, poll finds

    Posted Jan 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Colleen Lee and Jennifer Cheng Nearly three out of five people oppose the government's proposal to penalise voters who fail to update their registered addresses within three to six ... for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Raymond Tam Chi-yuen says the government is leaning towards giving voters three to six months to update their information. The measure is one of several proposals ...

  4. Tightening up of voter registration rules studied

    Posted Nov 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Paggie Leung paggie.leung@scmp.com The government may tighten up rules for voter registration in the most significant overhaul in a decade. Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland ... registration, but our initial study shows that some technical obstacles need to be solved. 'For example, not every eligible voter has an address proof, as water and electric bills are usually under ...

  5. US consulate to hold voter registration day

    Posted Sep 09th 2008, 12:00am by Dan Kadison

    ... Dan Kadison The US consulate can help Americans living in Hong Kong register to vote, update their voter registration information or request an absentee ballot for the US presidential election in November. Citizens of the United States are invited to visit the consulate at 26 Garden Road, Central, on Wednesday next week from 4pm to 7pm for a special voter registration day, ...

  6. Automation needed for voter registration

    Posted Jul 24th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... democratic system. However, despite the millions of dollars spent by the government on voter registration campaigns since the handover, only about 65 per cent of potential electors have signed up. ... The Canto-pop stars and other community figures the government has employed in its latest drive to persuade people to register as voters would appear to have had some success. Figures ...

  7. Voter registration set to hit target

    Posted May 20th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Eva Wu The government received 94,500 applications to register to vote in Legco elections this year. With the 60,000 applications received earlier, it is confident of achieving a target of 150,000 new electors this year. Of the total 210,000 application forms received by the deadline last Friday, 45 per cent were registering as new voters, with the rest updating personal ...

  8. Macau set to scrap voter registration cards in bid to foil cheats

    Posted Sep 19th 2005, 12:00am by Freda Wan

    ... Freda Wan in Macau Macau's voter registration card is likely to be abolished by the 2009 legislative assembly election to reduce the chance of vote-buying, an electoral commission ... of the Macau Electoral Commission. In 2009, Mr Fong said electors might be able to cast their ballots using their identification cards instead of a voter registration card, which states the voting ...

  9. Democrats renew call for automatic voter registration

    Posted Jul 24th 2003, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... The Democratic Party has renewed calls for the introduction of automatic voter registration on the grounds that it would help constitutional development. But the proposal - which would ... of the Democratic Alliance for Betterment of Hong Kong, said automatic registration would lead to difficulties in monitoring voters' addresses and could lead to fraud. 'Furthermore, the Democrats ...

  10. Strong demand for voter registrations

    Posted Jul 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Political analysts attribute rise to July 1 protest and growing political awareness More than 310,000 people submitted forms to the Registration and Electoral Office during the latest six-week voter registration campaign - almost double the number recorded in the previous District Council elections in 1999. Political analysts attribute the drastic increase both ...




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