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2020 LegCo Primary Election (Pan-democrats)

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    2020 LegCo Primary Election (Pan-democrats)

    A local friend of mine has been telling me about the Legco primary election for the pan-democrats scheduled in mid-July, but most of the literature online unfortunately is in Chinese. Does anyone here know anything about it, like how the election works, who gets to vote etc. would be very helpful


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    Wikipedia is your best friend (for once). In general HK elections wiki is handled by safe hands so it’s generally a reliable source.
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/2020...racy_primaries

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    Has the deadline to register to vote in these elections already passed? And if not, is there an idiots guide to doing so quickly?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sage:
    Has the deadline to register to vote in these elections already passed? And if not, is there an idiots guide to doing so quickly?
    From the REO

    The Registration and Electoral Office (REO) today (April 20) appealed to eligible persons/bodies who have not yet registered as geographical and/or functional constituency electors to submit new registration applications by the statutory deadline of May 2, so that their registration particulars can be included in the final registers to be published in July this year, and they will be able to vote in the 7th Legislative Council General Election.

    "Completed application forms can be submitted to the REO by post (13/F, Kowloonbay International Trade and Exhibition Centre, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay), by fax (2891 1180), or by email ([email protected]). Applications may also be submitted via the REO e-Form Upload Platform (Welcome Page). When submitting their voter registration applications forms, applicants should also provide their telephone numbers and email addresses, so that the REO can contact them more promptly and efficiently when needed," a spokesman for the REO said.

    Due to the shortened service hours or closures of certain government facilities in response to the epidemic, the REO reminds members of the public who opt to submit applications by post to send out their application forms early in order not to miss the statutory deadline. When submitting applications by email, members of the public should avoid attaching a large number of voter registration application forms to a single email and sending it to REO's email account, as it may cause delivery failure because of the large file size.

    After sending their voter registration applications through email, applicants are advised to check if they receive a confirmation email (see attached) which is automatically sent by the REO email server. If they do not receive a confirmation email, applicants are advised to resend their voter registration application by email or through the other aforesaid submission channels. Applicants who submit their application forms through the REO e-Form Upload Platform should take note of the application number generated by the system, so that they may check the status of their applications afterwards when needed.

    To facilitate members of the public in submitting their application forms by the statutory deadline of May 2, the REO will make special arrangements for its office on 13/F of Kowloonbay International Trade & Exhibition Centre, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay to remain open until 11.59pm on May 2 to receive application forms.

    In addition, the REO again urges registered electors who received inquiry letters issued by the REO to, as per the instructions of the letter, reply as soon as possible by the statutory deadline of May 2 this year via post, fax or email, so as to maintain their voter registration status.

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    That's a yes then...


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    The impression I have is that the general election (one in Sep 6) is run by the government, but the primary election (11/12 July) is not run by the government (maybe the pan-dems run it themselves)? I don't think both of them are under the same registration process


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    How does the the National Security Law and free and open elections work?

    If a candidate states they will filibuster to stop bad laws being passed will you end up in jail for supporting them?


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    Quote Originally Posted by East_coast:
    How does the the National Security Law and free and open elections work?

    If a candidate states they will filibuster to stop bad laws being passed will you end up in jail for supporting them?
    That would be evidence of disqualification first I suppose. Anyone that opposes the government can fall under the NSL. So the Legco election will be rigged and be meaningless. Anyone that opposes the government on anything can be disqualified and imprisoned.
    Last edited by Coolboy; 01-07-2020 at 08:45 AM.