Electoral Roll

Hong Kong businessman jailed for falsifying electoral roll ahead of poll

A company owner was jailed for four months yesterday for giving a false address to voter registration authorities before November's District Council election.

Wednesday, 19 September, 2012, 1:56pm

Rethink likely on voter penalty

The government may reconsider penalising voters who fail to update their address on the electoral roll following strong public opposition to the idea, a top official disclosed yesterday.

18 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

War on voter fraud includes home truths

Checking voters' details against housing authorities' records and asking for proof of address are among the ideas being considered in a bid to plug loopholes in the election system and avoid a repeat of the accusations that marred last year's district council polls.

17 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Race is on to crack down on vote fraud

People who fail to report a change of address but still vote could be jailed under proposals to plug loopholes in the voter registration system.

The government also plans to require new voters to provide proof of abode during registration, while the electoral office will step up random checks on voters' addresses next month.

14 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Checks on village voters and candidates must be carried out

Ever since the first New Territories village resident representative elections took place in 2007, I have been asking the government for a clear interpretation of what is meant by 'sole or main home', which defines a person's residency status in the Village Representative Election Ordinance (CAP 576).

15 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Good memory a must for tycoon vote count

Counting the number of corporate votes controlled by some tycoons in Hong Kong calls for a great memory.

Anyone can look at the full set of electoral registers for the functional and geographical constituencies at the Registration and Electoral Office in Wan Chai - but they cannot take notes, use electronic devices or make phone calls.

11 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Automation needed for voter registration

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 released on Tuesday showed that 310,000 electors submitted forms during the six-week publicity campaign ahead of November's district council elections.

24 Jul 2003 - 12:00am

Probe into village electoral roll graft

Ahead of new-style elections, ICAC officers investigate 14 complaints

The ICAC is investigating 14 complaints of corruption concerning the way in which the electoral rolls were compiled for the forthcoming elections of rural village representatives.

4 Jun 2003 - 12:00am

Roll call

Any means of making it easier for people to exercise their democratic rights is to be welcomed. So it is good news the Government has finally come round to accepting automatic voter registration.

26 Nov 2001 - 12:00am

Electoral roll assurances questioned

Assurances that voters are protected against being wrongly left off the electoral register were questioned last night.

Legislator Andrew Wong Wang-fat, non-affiliated, said some voters had complained they had been left off the roll even though they had not changed their addresses.

28 Jan 2000 - 12:00am

Collapsed firms still on electoral roll

Companies that collapsed in the regional financial turmoil have not been removed from the functional constituency electoral roll.

A search of the Final Register showed CA Pacific Securities and three companies of the Peregrine group are registered in the financial services sector.

11 Apr 1998 - 12:00am

2.8m voters' details an open book

The names, identity card numbers and addresses of the 2.8 million registered voters will be open to public inspection from today until February 21.

The information, contained in the provisional voter register, will be available with an omission list which contains information on the 43,303 people deleted from the electoral roll.

13 Feb 1998 - 12:00am

1m voters still not registered

An estimated 250,000 new voters have been added to the electoral roll since the multi-million voter registration exercise kicked off on December 6.

By Monday afternoon, four days before the registration deadline, 500,000 registration forms had been returned, according to the Registration and Electoral Office.

14 Jan 1998 - 12:00am

Potential voters given no more time to register

Calls for an extension to the voter registration exercise were rejected yesterday.

Deputy Secretary for Constitutional Affairs Robin Ip Man-fai said the Government had a tight schedule to meet in the months up to the May 24 poll.

The 800 members of the Election Committee would be chosen on April 2, he said.

6 Jan 1998 - 12:00am

Call for clarity on electoral roll

Provisions to disqualify voters should be made clear so electors are not struck off arbitrarily, provisional legislators urged yesterday.

Concerns were raised at the bills committee scrutinising electoral rules that the present mechanism was too subjective.

12 Sep 1997 - 12:00am