Existing laws in Hong Kong do not prohibit the casting of blank votes. Photo: SOPA Images via ZUMA Wire/dpa Existing laws in Hong Kong do not prohibit the casting of blank votes. Photo: SOPA Images via ZUMA Wire/dpa
Existing laws in Hong Kong do not prohibit the casting of blank votes. Photo: SOPA Images via ZUMA Wire/dpa

Hong Kong electoral changes: debate rages about making it illegal to cast blank votes but city’s biggest opposition party says it’s too early to talk about such tactics

  • The possibility of a ban on blank ballots was floated by two top officials over the weekend
  • Democratic Party says it will recommend its councillors take a new oath of office required by Beijing’s demand for ‘patriotic’ representation

Topic |   Hong Kong electoral changes
Existing laws in Hong Kong do not prohibit the casting of blank votes. Photo: SOPA Images via ZUMA Wire/dpa Existing laws in Hong Kong do not prohibit the casting of blank votes. Photo: SOPA Images via ZUMA Wire/dpa
Existing laws in Hong Kong do not prohibit the casting of blank votes. Photo: SOPA Images via ZUMA Wire/dpa
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