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Electors reminded to check their registration particulars and update them by August 25
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     All registered electors are reminded to check their registration particulars by looking up the Online Voter Information Enquiry System or calling the Registration and Electoral Office (REO) hotline 2891 1001, and to report any changes in their residential addresses or other registration particulars to the REO by the statutory deadline of August 25.

     "The provisional registers of electors and omissions lists were released last month for public inspection. Electors may visit the REO and District Offices in person during business hours to check their registration particulars. Electors may also log in to the Online Voter Information Enquiry System (www.voterinfo.gov.hk) anytime to check their own registration particulars, or call the REO hotline on 2891 1001. If the information is found inaccurate or updating is required, the electors concerned should notify the REO by submitting an application form to report the change of particulars by the statutory deadline of August 25," a spokesman for the REO said today (August 18).

     "Electors should ensure that their registration particulars are accurate. If there is a change in their registration particulars, such as residential address, electors have the civic responsibility to notify the REO as soon as possible by August 25. Electors should provide clear and accurate information in reporting change of particulars. The REO reminds members of the public that a person who makes any false or incorrect statement in making voter registration or reporting change of particulars, notwithstanding whether that person subsequently votes at an election or not, would breach the electoral laws. If members of the public come across suspicious cases, they may provide the REO with the specific details so that the REO may take appropriate follow-up action. For suspected cases of false or incorrect statements in making voter registration, the REO will handle them strictly in accordance with the law, and refer such cases to the law enforcement agencies for investigation and follow-up as appropriate," the spokesman said.

     Also, the REO issued reminding letters last month to some 40 000 electors on the omissions list to remind them once again to take appropriate remedial action. The envelope is beige in colour and stamped with a red reminding message, "Immediate action required. Your voting right is at stake."

     The letter seeks to remind the recipients to confirm or update their registered residential addresses by returning a reply slip by August 25. Upon approval by the Revising Officer, their names will be included in the final register to be published next month.

     The REO appeals again to electors to log in to the Online Voter Information Enquiry System, or call the REO hotline, to check whether their registration particulars need to be updated. If necessary, they should notify the REO on or before August 25.

     The form to report change of particulars can be downloaded from the voter registration website (www.voterregistration.gov.hk) and is also available at the REO, the District Offices and management offices of public housing estates.

     Completed forms can be submitted by mail to the REO at 13/F, Kowloonbay International Trade and Exhibition Centre, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, Kowloon, or by fax to 2891 1180, or by email (email address: [email protected]).

Ends/Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Issued at HKT 12:00

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