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Election restructuring ︱ See the 8 major new exposures in one article, and call for a false vote. How many years is the maximum sentence for imprisonment?

2021-04-13T11:16:47.747Z

The Legislative Council will first read the bill to amend the electoral system tomorrow (14). The content of the electoral reform bill will be released today (13). Chief Executive Carrie Lam will meet with reporters in the afternoon to explain the details of the comprehensive bill. This article will



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Written by: Lin Jian

2021-04-13 19:07

Last update date: 2021-04-13 19:11

The Legislative Council will first read the bill to amend the electoral system tomorrow (14). The content of the electoral reform bill will be released today (13). Chief Executive Carrie Lam will meet with reporters in the afternoon to explain the details of the comprehensive bill.

This article will review some key information that is newly exposed today.

(1) Set voting dates for the next three elections:

The Election Committee election will be held on September 19 this year; the Legislative Council election will be held on December 19 this year; and the Chief Executive election will be held on March 27 next year.

(2) Regional direct elections will be divided into 10 electoral districts:

The ten constituencies are Hong Kong Island East and Hong Kong Island West (including outlying islands); Kowloon East, Kowloon West, and Kowloon Central; Southeast New Territories, North New Territories, Northwest New Territories, Southwest New Territories, and Northeast New Territories.

(3) The members of the qualification review committee are appointed by the chief executive:

Only the principal officials referred to in Article 48(5) of the Basic Law are eligible to serve as members.

The officials referred to in this item include: Directors of Departments, Deputy Directors, Directors of Bureaus, Commissioners of Independent Commission Against Corruption, Director of Audit, Director of Police, Director of Immigration, and Director of Customs.

Carrie Lam announced that after considering the opinions of all walks of life, amendments to the draft will be proposed in the Legislative Council later, and the review will be added to the community.

The chairman is a principal official, and the membership will consist of 2 to 4 principal officials and some members of the community.

Lin Zheng pointed out that relevant persons must be reviewed by the National Security Council before joining the committee, and the list of persons concerned must not be ruled out to be submitted to the central government for filing.

In the 2017 Chief Executive Election, some electoral commissioners wrote foul words on the ballots, which were considered invalid votes.

(Photo by Liang Pengwei and Huang Yongjun)

(4) It is also illegal to appeal not to vote, to cast unqualified or invalid votes:

The draft proposes to amend the "Elections (Corrupt and Illegal Conduct) Ordinance". Anyone who uses public activities to incite others not to vote, cast unqualified votes or invalid votes during the election period is an illegal act; anyone deliberately hinders or prevents another person from voting Voting in the middle is an act of fraud.

The Secretary of Justice Zheng Ruohua added that in accordance with the draft proposal, inciting others not to vote, to vote in vain or to invalidate the vote, the maximum sentence is 3 years in prison.

As for how to define "public activities," Zheng Ruohua said that there are three main aspects: first, if someone communicates to the public is illegal, such as broadcasting a video to the public, etc.; second, the public observes their behavior, such as someone setting up provisions outside the house It is also an offence to incitement to vote in vain or invalid votes; third, it is an offence to distribute materials to the public, such as any electronic release.

▼Simplified explanation of the "Improvement of the Electoral System (Comprehensive Amendment) Bill 2021"▼

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(5) Formally set up the "Caring Team":

Empower the polling station director to set up a special team to set up a priority pick-up team at the polling station. Voters in need include: people aged 70 or above, pregnant women, and those who suffer from severe pain or pain due to their illness, injury or disability. People.

(6) Switch to electronic voter register:

The draft proposes to use electronic voter registers starting from this year's elections for the Election Committee subsector and the Legislative Council elections.

Voters present their identity documents, and the ticket station personnel use electronic equipment to check and invoices, eliminating the need for paper and cross-cutting.

(7) Tighten up access to the voter register:

The draft proposes to make changes to the review and compilation of voter registers.

Only the media, political parties and candidates can access the register; cover part of the personal data of voters on the register; the requirement to submit proof of address is extended to all new voter registration applications.

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(8) The list of the "National Team" of the Election Committee was exposed:

In the fourth sector of the Election Committee, the 27-seat "Representatives of Mainland Hong Kong People's Groups" was exposed, and one person was nominated by each of the following groups:

1. Shenzhen Federation of Trade Unions Consulting Service Center

2. Guangzhou Federation of Trade Unions Consulting Service Center

3. Dongguan Federation of Trade Unions Consulting Service Center

4. Zhongshan Federation of Trade Unions Consulting Service Center

5. Huizhou Federation of Trade Unions Consulting Service Center

6. The Xiamen Representative Office of the Federation of Hong Kong Elderly Services (Hong Kong, China)

7. Hong Kong (Region) Chamber of Commerce, China

8. Hong Kong (Region) Chamber of Commerce in China-Tianjin

9. Hong Kong (Region) Chamber of Commerce in China-Shanghai

10. China Hong Kong (Region) Chamber of Commerce-Zhejiang

11. Hong Kong (Region) Chamber of Commerce in China-Guangdong

12. Hong Kong (Region) Chamber of Commerce in China-Fujian

13. Hong Kong (Region) Chamber of Commerce-Guangxi

14. Hong Kong (Region) Chamber of Commerce in China-Sichuan

15. Hong Kong (Region) Chamber of Commerce in China-Wuhan

16. Hong Kong (Region) Chamber of Commerce in China-Liaoning

17. Hong Kong (Region) Chamber of Commerce in China-Shandong

18. Hong Kong Professionals (Beijing) Association

19. Shanghai Hong Kong Federation

20. Hong Kong and Macau Youth Entrepreneurship Service Center, Tianhe District, Guangzhou

21. Hong Kong Mainland Economic and Trade Association

22. Shenzhen Qianhai Hong Kong Chamber of Commerce

23. Chongqing Overseas Friendship Association—Entrepreneur Branch in Chongqing, Hong Kong and Macau

24. Fujian Overseas Chinese Merchants Association

25. Hong Kong and Macau Youth Innovation and Entrepreneurship Association of Huizhou Zhongkai High-tech Zone

26. Guangzhou Huadu District in the Hua Hong Kong Friendship Association

27. Hong Kong People Exchange Conference in Chancheng District, Foshan

Among the 110 seats in the fifth sector of "representatives of Hong Kong members of national organizations", there are 5 types of representatives who are "specified entities eligible to register as voters". They are:

(a) Specially invited representative of the All-China Women's Federation Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

(b) All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Executive Committee

(c) Member of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the All-China Federation of Returned Overseas Chinese

(d) Member of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the All-China Youth Federation

(e) Director of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the Chinese Overseas Friendship Association

▼Change of Election Committee Sector▼

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