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  • Dec 28, 2014
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Electronic Voting

Democrats fret over ignorance on super seats

The Democratic Party yesterday urged the government to raise awareness of the election for five new legislative 'super seats' next month after a party survey revealed a 'worrying' lack of understanding about the ballot process.

Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 11:11pm

West wing project should benefit people, not developer

Chairman of the Antiquities Advisory Board Bernard Chan resigned on Monday amid accusations that he colluded with officials over the heritage grading of Government Hill.

20 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Heritage adviser branded 'unfit' in west wing row

A senior counsel from a leading conservation group has weighed into the row over a vote last week that might have saved the west wing of the government's former headquarters from demolition.

18 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Pair held over hacking of mock poll

Police last night questioned a man and a youth arrested over an attack by hackers on a computer system being used in a mock election for the chief executive.

The pair, both Hongkongers and aged 17 and 28, were arrested on Saturday evening by detectives from the force's commercial crime bureau at premises in Kowloon and the New Territories. The pair were later released on bail.

26 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Thousands queue to vote in mock election

Thousands stood in long queues to cast ballots in yesterday's mock election for the city's new leader.

They said the wait was worth the opportunity to express their political views. Some travelled for up to an hour to get to the main polling station at Polytechnic University, in Hung Hom, only to stand in line when the online voting system broke down.

24 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Simulated ballot gives everyone a say

Every adult permanent resident will have the chance to cast a vote for chief executive this Friday, in an attempt to influence the 1,193 people who will choose the city's next leader.

21 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Wukan holds first free election

More than 6,000 people in restive Wukan - a Guangdong fishing community where villagers have been in a stand-off with authorities for months over dodgy land grabs - cast ballots yesterday for a committee that will oversee elections for a new village chief next month.

2 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Have a 'say' on chief

Hongkongers may have a say in the forthcoming chief executive election through a simulated vote. The University of Hong Kong's (HKU) public opinion programme plans to hold a citywide poll two days before the official March 25 election, when the 1,200-strong election committee will pick the city's next leader.

28 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Simulated voting not new to Hong Kong

Simulated voting may sound like a novel idea to many, but it has been tried with some success in Hong Kong before.

In 1993, Dr Robert Chung Ting-yiu from the University of Hong Kong led a simulated poll on whether the government should make voting compulsory.

27 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Queensland surprised it has key vote

The Queensland government office in Hong Kong expressed surprise at news that it can help choose the committee that picks the next chief executive, with a spokeswoman saying the office 'has no interest in politics'.

8 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Out of step

At first they brushed it off as sour grapes. Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen didn't even bother to mince words. Sore losers whining - that was essentially what he said. But, day by day, the media uncovered more and more cases of suspected voter fraud in last month's district council elections. A trickle turned into a flood.

5 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

City to choose pan-democrat contender

The pan-democrats will stage a primary election to choose a candidate from their camp to run in the chief executive race.

4 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

A world full of wonders

When I first heard a decade ago that Swiss-Canadian adventurer Bernard Weber was inviting the world to vote for the seven most impressive man-made sites on the planet, I was sceptical.

11 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

ESF stung by costly ballot error

An administrative blunder has cost HK$90,000, wasted nearly one tonne of paper and left many red faces at the English Schools Foundation.

The mistake was discovered after ESF personnel sent out 13,700 paper ballots for a board-of-governors election to all parents with children at ESF-subsidised and private schools, as well as those in international kindergartens.

10 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Giving consumers their say

In recent years, the SCMP/IFPHK Financial Planner Awards have played a key part in raising professional standards and promoting general awareness of the industry. Even so, organisers realised there was scope to add an extra dimension to the competition format.

2 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

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