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2012 final registers of electors published today

     The final registers of electors for 2012 were released today (July 18).

     "A total of 3 466 175 electors are carried in the newly issued final register for the geographical constituencies. These registered electors are eligible to vote in the Legislative Council Election in September," a spokesman for the Registration and Electoral Office (REO) said today.

     The distribution of electors for the five geographical constituencies is as follows:

Geographical constituency          Number of electors
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Hong Kong Island                   606 676
Kowloon West                       437 967
Kowloon East                       559 524
New Territories West               987 330
New Territories East               874 678

     For the functional constituencies (other than the District Council (second) functional constituency), about 241 000 electors are listed in the final register.

     The final register of the District Council (second) functional constituency contains about 3 220 000 electors.

     "Records of about 300 000 geographical constituency electors and about 6 700 functional constituency electors have been updated in the final registers," the spokesman said.

     To enhance the accuracy of the information recorded in the registers of electors, the REO had earlier issued inquiry letters to about 290 000 electors requesting them to confirm whether their addresses as recorded in the 2011 final register of electors are their principal residential addresses. About 230 000 electors had not responded to the inquiry letters or did not provide the REO with adequate information by the deadline on May 16.

     "To avoid the 230 000 electors concerned losing their voting rights inadvertently, the REO had mailed a letter to these electors in mid-June to remind them that they might lodge a claim or update their registered residential addresses by the deadline on June 29 to reinstate their voter registration. Eventually, about 216 000 electors did not lodge a claim or update their registered residential addresses by the deadline. Their names and addresses were therefore not included in the final registers of electors," the spokesman said.

     Statistical information about these final registers is available at the voter registration website (

     A full set of the final register for geographical constituencies can be inspected during ordinary business hours (i.e. 9am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm to 6pm) from Monday to Friday at the REO at 10/F, Harbour Centre, 25 Harbour Road, Wan Chai. The relevant section of the register pertinent to a particular district is also available for public inspection at the respective District Office at their office hours.  

     For functional constituencies, full copies of the final register are available for public inspection at the REO's Harbour Centre office and its office at 10/F, Guardian House, 32 Oi Kwan Road, Wan Chai, and the District Offices in Central and Western, Yau Tsim Mong, Kwun Tong, Sha Tin and Tsuen Wan districts.

     Registered electors may call the election hotline at 2891 1001 to enquire about their own registration particulars.

     Notices on the inspection of the final registers were gazetted today.

Ends/Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Issued at HKT 11:36


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