The election for the restructured Legislative Council will be held on December 19 this year, and the nomination period will begin on the 30th of next month.
The Registration and Electoral Office today (26th) released a provisional voter register. Among them, the number of directly elected voters in the district was about 4.47 million, an increase of about 400 over last year, a slight increase of 0.01% year-on-year.
The number of direct elections for the Legislative Council elections has increased from 5 districts to 10 districts. Among them, the "Southwest New Territories" has the largest number of voters, with about 510,000; Hong Kong Island West has the least number of voters, with about 370,000.
Older voters increased by more than 30% compared to 2016
Voters aged 18 to 35 in this election fell by 4.28% year-on-year, voters aged 36-65 fell by 0.18%, but voters aged 66 or above increased by 5.25%; if compared with 2016, the number of voters in the younger category increased by about 1 The number of voters in the senior group increased by nearly 3%4.
After the electoral reform, there are about 220,000 voters in functional constituencies this year. Many sectors have changed from individual votes to group votes. Among them, the number of voters in the catering sector has fallen the most, from about 8,000 individual and group voters last year to 141. The number of voters in a group has fallen by nearly 98%.
The information technology sector was renamed "Technology Innovation Sector." Last year, individual votes and group votes totaled 13,000 votes. After the restructuring, all votes were generated by group votes. There were only 73 voters, making it the sector with the fewest voters.
The largest number of voters in education
Among various sectors, the education sector, which retains individual votes, has the largest number of voters, with more than 85,000 voters.
The number of voters in the shipping and transportation sector increased the most, from about 190 voters to 223 voters, an increase of nearly 17%.
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