The Legislative Council election will be held on the 19th of next month. The government announced today (29th) that it will set up voting stations at the Liantang, Luohu, and Futian ports. Closed-loop management will be adopted. Voters who intend to vote must register in advance. The three ports have a total of 111,000 places. The online registration system will be activated at 9 a.m. on December 1.
When asked whether the setting up of ticket stations at the port is only convenient for Hong Kong residents in the Mainland, it will cause injustice to Hong Kong residents overseas. Tan Yaozong, a member of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, said that the situation in the Mainland is different from that in overseas, because Hong Kong has a close relationship with the Mainland. This time, it is also in the jurisdiction of Hong Kong. There are too many technical considerations to set up voting stations to allow overseas Hong Kong people to vote.
As for whether voting should be set up at the port in the long run, Tam Yiu-chung believes that this experience can be summed up and it can be carried out more comprehensively in the future.
The government announced that it will set up voting stations at Liantang, Luohu, and Futian ports to adopt closed-loop management. Voters who intend to vote must register in advance.
Regarding the 111,000 quotas at the three ports, will some voters be unable to vote? Tan Yaozong said that the quotas need to be discussed with the Mainland and he believes that the quotas are sufficient.
He pointed out that voters have a few days to register, and those who intend to vote will register long ago. I believe there will be no situation where voters want to vote but cannot vote.
When asked whether election activities in the Mainland are not regulated and unfair, Tan Yaozong pointed out that all candidates cannot go to the Mainland to promote in person. He also pointed out that the government will be required to provide registered voters with comprehensive candidate information so that voters can elect suitable candidates. person.
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