Written by: Zhang Meihua
2019-11-22 08:00Last updated date: 2019-11-22 08:00
The Legislative Council's IT functional constituency broke out in the 2016 elections. The ICAC sued 17 people earlier and the seats were affected. In contrast to this District Council election, as of November 14, the ICAC has received 202 complaints relating to this District Council election. Of these, 201 were traceable cases. The last 2 days is the polling day. The ICAC's clean elections co-ordination with Hui Fen accepts an interview with Hong Kong 01. In the past, the district board elections had dozens of voters' false addresses and voted on the polling day. Service orders vary from one year to imprisonment. Yu Huifen reminded that it is an offence for any person to provide false or misleading information to the Electoral Officer and vote in the election if he knows or recklessly.
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The ICAC's clean elections co-ordinated with Hui Fen in the past District Council elections. There were dozens of voters' false addresses. (Photo by Luo Junhao)
Yu Huifen: The case of the kind of ticket is "more than one"
According to the latest figures of the ICAC, as of the 14th of this month, the ICAC has received a total of 202 complaints about this year's District Council elections. Of these, 201 cases can be traced. Among them, 67 cases involved the use of force to threaten candidates and 62 cases were issued. False or misleading statements by candidates and 34 cases of bribery of voters or others. In the past few years, Yu Huifen's complaints have shown a downward trend. However, she said that the case of the seeding case was "one more than one". It is illegal for voters to deliberately register at a fake address or know that they have no right to vote. Members of the public have doubts about their eligibility to vote. They can call the Registration and Electoral Office to verify.
Yu Huifen cited that in the past district board elections, there were dozens of citizens who reported fake addresses, including using other people's addresses, or using non-residential properties, registering as voters in the same constituency and voting on the polling day; Some people even lend their addresses to other people to register as electors in the district. Yu Hui Fen said that a total of 40 people were accused of violating section 16 of the Elections (Corrupt and Illegal Conduct) Ordinance or conspiracy to defraud. They were eventually punished for the implementation of social service orders up to one year's imprisonment. He was fined 500,000 yuan and imprisoned for 7 years.
As for the electorate who moved before and after the election period, or the elderly who moved to the elderly home, is it illegal to vote at the constituency to which the old site belongs? Yu Hui-fen said that if there is any change in the registered residential address of the electorate, the Registration and Electoral Office should be notified as soon as possible after the relocation. She reiterated that the elector can call the Registration and Electoral Office at 2891 1001 for verification. According to the Registration and Electoral Office, voters who have relocated but have not updated their address to the Registration and Electoral Office in time may vote in the geographical constituency to which they belong, unless the original declared address is false.
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