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Voter registration for 2016 to close on May 2 (with photo)

     The Registration and Electoral Office (REO) today (April 21) urged eligible persons who have not yet registered as electors to submit applications and electors to update their registration particulars by May 2.

     "Eligible persons who have yet to register as electors need to submit new registration applications by the statutory deadline on May 2 for the current voter registration cycle, so that their registration particulars would be included in the 2016 Final Register to be released in July this year and they can vote in the Legislative Council General Election to be held on September 4," a spokesman for the REO said.

     Registered electors who have moved should also fulfil their civic responsibility by notifying the REO of any change in their residential addresses on or before May 2, so as to ensure that the registered addresses in the Final Register are accurate.

     Electors should provide their telephone numbers and email addresses to the REO, so that the department can contact them more effectively in dealing with voter registration matters.

     In addition, the REO is continuing to implement checking measures in the current voter registration cycle and has issued inquiry letters to some electors. To remind electors of the importance of the inquiry letters, all envelopes of the letters are stamped with the prominent reminder message "Immediate action required Your voting right is at stake" (sample envelope attached). Using other contact information provided by the electors under inquiry, the REO has also contacted them via telephone, mobile phone short message service, email or fax to remind them to respond as soon as possible. Electors under inquiry are urged to respond by May 2 so that their voter registration can be retained.

     "Members of the public may log in to the Online Voter Information Enquiry System ( anytime to check their own registration particulars, or make enquiries to the REO hotline at 2891 1001," the spokesman said.

     The spokesman also reminded members of the public to provide true and accurate information for voter registration and updating registration particulars. It is a criminal offence under the electoral law for a person to give false or incorrect information for voter registration, regardless of whether the person has voted in an election.

     Forms for voter registration and updating of registration particulars are available at the REO, District Offices and the management offices of public housing estates. They can also be downloaded from the voter registration website (

Ends/Thursday, April 21, 2016
Issued at HKT 16:22


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