Following is a question by the Hon Alan Leong and a written reply by the Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs, Mr Raymond Tam, in the Legislative Council today (January 7):
Regarding the statistics on registered electors in the past few years, will the Government inform this Council:
(1) of the respective numbers of (i) electors who registered for the first time and (ii) those who re-registered in the Final Register (FR) of electors in each year from 2012 to 2014, with a breakdown by gender, age group to which they belonged and the District Council (DC) district to which the furnished residential address belonged (set out in tables of the same format as Table 1); and
(2) given that in compiling a provisional register of electors, the Electoral Registration Officer (ERO) will base on the FR of electors of the previous year and he must, as required by the law, strike out the names and other relevant particulars of all those persons who are no longer eligible to have their names included in the register (i.e. those persons who (i) are dead, (ii) are no longer qualified as permanent residents of Hong Kong, (iii) no longer ordinarily reside in Hong Kong, or (iv) have changed their only or principal residences and their new addresses are not known to ERO), of the respective numbers of registered electors whose names etc. were struck out on the aforesaid grounds in each year from 2012 to 2014, with a breakdown by the age group to which such persons belonged and by the DC district to which the furnished residential addresses belonged (set out in tables of the same format as Table 2)?
(1) According to the information provided by the Registration and Electoral Office (REO), the number of electors who registered for the first time and those who re-registered in 2012-14 is tabulated at Table A.
(2) In the 2012 - 2014 cycles, the number of electors for Geographical Constituencies who were no longer eligible for registration and whose registration status was removed is tabulated at Table B.
Ends/Wednesday, January 7, 2015
LCQ11: Tables in question part
LCQ11: Tables in answer part
LQ11 Annex: 2012 Final Register - Number of Newly Registered Electors of Geographical Constituencies
LCQ11 Annex: 2013 Final Register - Number of Newly Registered Electors of Geographical Constituencies
LCQ11 Annex: 2014 Final Register - Number of Newly Registered Electors of Geographical Constituencies