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Voter registration for 2013 to close on May 16

     The Registration and Electoral Office (REO) today (May 6) urged eligible persons who have not yet registered as electors to submit their applications on or before May 16.

     "Hong Kong permanent residents holding an identity document who have reached the age of 18 years and are ordinarily residing in Hong Kong are eligible to be registered as electors," a spokesman for the Registration and Electoral Office (REO) said.

     "Registered electors are not required to register again, but they should fulfil their civic responsibility by notifying the REO of any change in residential address or other registration particulars by June 29."

     To ensure the accuracy of the registered particulars in the voter registers, the REO has implemented a series of checking measures since the voter registration cycle last year. The names of some electors who failed to respond to the REO's inquiry letters by the statutory deadline were removed from the 2012 final register.

     "We particularly call on these people to submit the completed voter registration forms to the REO by May 16. As long as they meet the legal requirements for voter registration, they can register as electors again.

     "Those who are not certain of their voter registration status can either call the REO hotline 2891 1001, or check the existing 2012 final register at the REO or the relevant District Offices to ascertain whether they are still registered electors," the spokesman said.

     To protect the environment, the REO encourages electors to provide or update their email addresses for receiving electoral messages.

     Forms for voter registration and reporting changes in registration particulars can be downloaded from the voter registration website ( They can also be obtained from the REO, the District Offices and management offices of public housing estates.

     Completed forms can be submitted by mail to the REO on 10/F, Guardian House, 32 Oi Kwan Road, Wan Chai, or by fax to 2891 1180.

     Enquiries can be made to the REO hotline.

Ends/Monday, May 6, 2013
Issued at HKT 11:30


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