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Voter registration for 2017 to close on May 2
     The Registration and Electoral Office (REO) today (April 18) urged eligible persons who have not yet registered as electors to submit applications by May 2. Electors updating their registration particulars should also submit applications by that day.
     "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 applying for registration in a geographical constituency, the person will also become an elector in the District Council (Second) Functional Constituency, also known as the 'Super District Council'.
     "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," a spokesman for the REO said.
     The REO is continuing to implement checking measures in the current voter registration cycle and has issued inquiry letters to some 40 000 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". 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 (www.voterinfo.gov.hk) anytime to check their own registration particulars, or make enquiries to the REO hotline at 2891 1001," the spokesman said.
     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 (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 [email protected]
Ends/Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Issued at HKT 16:16
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