Officials empty votes in the 2016 Legislative Council election from a ballot box at the Central counting station in Hong Kong on September 5. Photo: Bloomberg
Officials empty votes in the 2016 Legislative Council election from a ballot box at the Central counting station in Hong Kong on September 5. Photo: Bloomberg
Alice Wu
Opinion

Opinion

Alice Wu

Hong Kong election reform: banning blank votes would open a Pandora’s box

  • The two senior officials who ignited a debate last week by raising the possibility of such a ban should have known better
  • The idea is preposterous: how would you know who had cast a blank vote unless voting would no longer be secret?

Officials empty votes in the 2016 Legislative Council election from a ballot box at the Central counting station in Hong Kong on September 5. Photo: Bloomberg
Officials empty votes in the 2016 Legislative Council election from a ballot box at the Central counting station in Hong Kong on September 5. Photo: Bloomberg
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