2017 Voter Registration Campaign to be launched tomorrow

     The 2017 Voter Registration Campaign will be launched tomorrow (March 10). Eligible persons who have yet to register as electors are reminded to sign up before the registration deadline on May 2 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. When registering as an elector, the applicant will also become an elector in the District Council (Second) Functional Constituency, also known as the Super District Council," a spokesman for the Registration and Electoral Office (REO) said.

     Registered electors are not required to register again, but they are reminded to fulfil their civic responsibility by notifying the REO of any changes in residential addresses or other registration particulars by May 2.

     "In addition to residential addresses, electors should also provide their telephone numbers and email addresses to the REO, so that the REO can contact them more promptly and efficiently if necessary, and they may receive election mail from candidates via email," the spokesman said.

     The Announcements in the Public Interest (APIs) of the Voter Registration Campaign will run on television, radio and the Internet from tomorrow. Promotional messages will also be displayed in newspapers, on popular websites, in mobile applications, at bus stops and in MTR stations across the territory.

     The REO will issue appeal letters to households which have moved to newly completed residential estates to remind them to report their new residential addresses or apply for registration. The REO will also set up registration counters at the five Registration of Persons Offices of the Immigration Department to assist and encourage young people applying for or collecting adult identity cards at those offices to register as electors.

     Members of the public can check their registration status and registration particulars at any time by logging in to the Online Voter Information Enquiry System (www.voterinfo.gov.hk) or calling the REO's hotline (2891 1001).

     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 (www.voterregistration.gov.hk).

     Completed forms can be submitted by mail to the REO at 13/F, Kowloonbay International Trade & Exhibition Centre, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, Kowloon, by fax to 2891 1180 or by email to form@reo.gov.hk.

Ends/Thursday, March 9, 2017
Issued at HKT 15:00