The head of City University's Electronic Engineering Department is to enter the fray for the Information Technology seat in the May elections. Edward Yung Kai-ning, a member of the Hong Kong Progressive Alliance, will be running against the Democratic Party's Sin Chung-kai and John Tse See-yin, deputy director of the Hospital Authority. In a message sent to some voters in the tertiary institutions, a University of Science and Technology lecturer canvassed for support for Professor Yung. 'Ed will be our only hope of having a higher education representative in Legco,' it said. The message urged people to register to vote in the constituency and vote for Professor Yung who was a 'straight arrow'. Mr Tse has also sent out a letter via the Office of Telecommunications Authority to appeal for eligible voters to register before the deadline. Both appeals were seen as a way to boost chances of victory as only about 1,000 of the 7,000-odd voters have so far registered. Yesterday, ousted Democratic Party legislator Mr Sin also handed out leaflets at Hongkong Telecom's building in Lai Chi Kok. Mr Sin admitted that a low registration rate, dominated by members of selected groups, would be to his disadvantage. He charged the Registration and Election Office with failing to take positive steps to make voters register.