Polling Place

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.

Wednesday, 21 March, 2012, 12:00am

Confusion and hardship as polling stations move

Almost half a million voters came up against the same problem yesterday - the polling station had moved.

They were asked to go to different addresses to the ones they voted in four years ago. In the confusion, some went to the wrong place and others complained about having to travel further than expected.

7 Nov 2011 - 12:00am


Polling Day: Sunday, September 7

Polling Hours: 7.30am to 10.30pm

How to exercise your right to vote on polling day

1 Eligibility to vote

Geographical constituencies:

Hong Kong permanent residents aged 18 or over who have registered as electors on the final register published by the Registration and Electoral Office.

7 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Disabled decry polling facilities

Disabled activists staged a protest yesterday to call for all polling stations to be made accessible to the disabled. They said the lack of access had put disabled people off voting.

27 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Watchdog acts after wheelchair users say they cannot enter polling stations

The Equal Opportunities Commission is looking into complaints from wheelchair users that they have not been able to vote at elections because polling stations are inaccessible.

4 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Your guide to tomorrow's election

7.30am -10.30pm polling hours

8 candidates: Lau Yuk-shing, Lee Wing-kin, Jimmy Siu See-kong, Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee, Stanley Chaing Chi-wai, Cecilia Ling Wai-wan, Anson Chan Fang On-sang, Ho Loy

618,000 registered voters

97 polling stations

2.30am full results expected

What to do

1 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

In Brief

Outsider says he is confident of winning Legco by-election

23 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Gloves - and rest breaks - are off in Peak showdown

Big guns join in as Civic Party and Liberals face off

From early morning till dusk, the candidates rarely strayed from the polling station entrance. Meals were skipped and washroom breaks avoided until absolutely necessary.

19 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Candidates pin hopes on negative spin

Candidates campaigning for The Peak constituency have downplayed their chances in Sunday's District Council elections - a ploy to get more votes.

Mark Lin Man-kit of the Liberal Party, Tanya Chan Suk-chong of the Civic Party and independent Louis Leung Wing-on are competing for The Peak constituency.

16 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Poor response from electors hardly a vote of confidence

On the face of it, it was hard to imagine this was a big day for Hong Kong because even areas where candidates were supposed to canvass were exceptionally quiet.

Piles of election fliers, on tables set up by candidates of opposing camps near major polling stations across the city, remained largely untouched as the voting for the Election Committee got under way.

11 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Election body to report soon on polling blunders

The election watchdog is to submit a report to the chief executive as soon as possible on this month's Legco poll, which was hit by a series of blunders.

27 Sep 2004 - 12:00am

Tears and frustration at the ballot box

1,300 register gripes over delays, canvassing - and the conduct of polling officers

Voters grumbled about delays in opening the polling stations, names missing from lists of registered electors and the actions of election staff. By mid-evening, 1,300 complaints had been logged.

13 Sep 2004 - 12:00am


Polling Hours: 7:30am to 10.30pm

12 Sep 2004 - 12:00am

Penalty for poll film offences increased

The penalty for taking photos inside a polling station will be doubled from three months in jail to six, to maintain fairness and secrecy in the forthcoming election, the Electoral Affairs Commission announced yesterday.

But the maximum fine for the offence remains $5,000.

11 Jul 2004 - 12:00am

Hand-sticker complaints plague poll

A North District Council by-election was marred by complaints that elderly voters had stickers put on their hands reminding them whom to vote for when they arrived at the polling station.

24 Jul 2000 - 12:00am