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Public forum on Friday to seek views on prisoners' voting right

     The Government has published the Consultation Document on Prisoners' Voting Right to seek the public's views on the policy options for the relaxation of the ban on prisoners' voting right and the practical arrangements for prisoners and remanded unconvicted persons to vote. The consultation period will end on March 23, 2009.

     The Government will organise two public forums. The first forum will be held this Friday (March 6). Members of the public are welcome to attend.

     Details of the public forums are as follows:

First public forum
Date: Friday, March 6
Time: 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Venue: Theatre, Hong Kong Heritage Museum,
1 Man Lam Road, Sha Tin,
New Territories, Hong Kong

Second public forum
Date : Wednesday, March 11
Time : 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Venue : Lecture Theatre, Hong Kong Central Library,
66 Causeway Road, Causeway Bay,
Hong Kong

     Both forums will be conducted in Cantonese. Simultaneous interpretation in English will be available.

     Members of the public who are interested may register, during office hours, through the Home Affairs Department hotline on 2893 9027 until the day before the respective forums. Seats are available on a first come, first served basis.

     The consultation document can be obtained from District Offices or downloaded from the website of the Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Bureau at (

Ends/Wednesday, March 4, 2009