Online voter registration to be available from today

Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Issue 497, Page 3
Word count: 274
Published in: Macau Daily Times

By Poyi (Natalie) Leung

In response to the three revised electoral laws which will come into effect today, a government website will be launched at the same time which will accept applications of voter registration, updating personal details and also allow residents to check their voters status online.

The address of the new website is http://www.elections.gov.mo.

According to the Public Administration and Civil Service Bureau (SAFP) yesterday, mobile voter registration stations will be set up at more than 20 locations throughout Macau for eligible citizens from November 1 onwards.

As of the end of 2008, the SAFP said about 8,000 citizens aged 17 will be eligible to register their voter status in advance.

On the other hand, appointments can be made for group registrations of over 100 people or for elderly and disabled citizens by calling (853) 89871704 beginning today.

Schools and social organisations are also welcome to book the service.

Director of the SAFP, Jose Chu, urged eligible citizens and associations to hand in their voter registration applications before December 31, 2008 in order to participate in the Chief Executive and Legislative Council Elections in 2009.

Voters who are listed in the newest Voter Registry before next year’s elections will have the right to vote.
The Registry is published in January every year and will include names of eligible citizens who submit their voter registration on the last year of the previous year.

In addition, starting today voter registration will be opened throughout the year and applications must be lodged in person.

For more information about voter registration procedures and content of the revised electoral laws, visit http://www.re.gov.mo or call (853) 28321321 during office hours.

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