Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam warned that ‘inciting’ voters to cast blank ballots could be a crime under coming legislation. Photo: David Wong Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam warned that ‘inciting’ voters to cast blank ballots could be a crime under coming legislation. Photo: David Wong
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam warned that ‘inciting’ voters to cast blank ballots could be a crime under coming legislation. Photo: David Wong

Hong Kong voters free to cast blank ballots, but urging others to do so could be made a crime, Carrie Lam confirms

  • ‘The government will not regulate [residents’] choice, whether it is to choose a candidate or no candidate at all, or to damage the ballot to invalidate it,’ chief executive says
  • But ‘inciting voters’ to do so collectively could be considered a way of damaging or manipulating the election, she warns

Topic |   Hong Kong electoral changes
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam warned that ‘inciting’ voters to cast blank ballots could be a crime under coming legislation. Photo: David Wong Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam warned that ‘inciting’ voters to cast blank ballots could be a crime under coming legislation. Photo: David Wong
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam warned that ‘inciting’ voters to cast blank ballots could be a crime under coming legislation. Photo: David Wong
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