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2014 Voter Registration Campaign launched

     The 2014 Voter Registration Campaign was launched today (March 9). Eligible persons who have yet to register as electors are reminded to sign up before the registration deadline on May 16 so that their registration particulars would be included in the final register to be released in the end of July this year.

     "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 register as electors," a spokesman for the Registration and Electoral Office (REO) said today.

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

     To encourage eligible persons to register as electors and remind electors to inform the REO of any change in residential address, Announcements in the Public Interest on television, radio and the Internet are being rolled out starting today. Advertisements will also be published in newspapers, and posters are being displayed at various publicity spots including light boxes at bus shelters.

     The REO will also issue appeal letters to households living in newly completed private and public housing estates by the middle of this month to remind them to update their residential addresses or register as electors.

     "To ensure that the relevant voter registration messages would reach as many young people as possible, the REO will continue to strengthen the publicity targeting the younger generation," the spokesman said.

     Publicity measures include the placement of advertisements on popular websites and mobile apps. The REO also sets up registration counters at the Registration of Persons Offices of the Immigration Department to help young people applying for identity cards to register as electors.

     Through the secondary school visit programme, the REO encourages students to register as electors once they reach 18 years old. Posters will be displayed at universities, tertiary institutions and secondary schools to make a corresponding appeal. In addition, the REO is identifying large-scale activities involving young participants to provide registration service and promote the messages at the venues.

     To save paper and protect the environment, electors are encouraged to provide or update their email addresses for receiving electoral messages.

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

     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 2891 1001.

Ends/Sunday, March 9, 2014
Issued at HKT 11:00


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