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Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Bureau

Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Bureau
政制及內地事務局
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Agency overview
Formed 2007
Headquarters 12/F and 13/F, East Wing, Central Government Offices, 2 Tim Mei Avenue, Tamar, Hong Kong
Minister responsible
Deputy Minister responsible
  • Andy Chan, Under Secretary of Constitutional and Mainland Affairs
Agency executive
  • Roy Tang, Permanent Secretary of Constitutional and Mainland Affairs
Parent agency Chief Secretary for Administration
Website www.cmab.gov.hk
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Politics and government

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Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Bureau
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The Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Bureau is an agency of the Government of Hong Kong responsible for the implementation of the Basic Law. The bureau is the intermediary between the HKSAR Government and the Central People's Government and other Mainland authorities under the principles of "One Country, Two Systems".[1]

The bureau is headed by the Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Mr Patrick Nip.

History [ edit ]

In October 2020, Apple Daily reported that the agency had ordered government departments to report any public sightings of the Republic of China flag, and to remove the flags when the public or media are not around.[2]

Agencies [ edit ]

The following are agencies which are related to this bureau.[3]

Registration and Electoral Office (REO) [ edit ]

[4]Registration and Electoral Office (REO) (Chinese: 選舉事務處) is a department under the jurisdiction of the Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Bureau of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China. [5]It is also the administrative support organization of the Electoral Affairs Commission (ECC), which assists the implementation of the statutory rights under the Electoral Affairs Commission Ordinance.[6]This includes assisting members of the public to register as electors, dividing constituencies, and formulating electoral regulations and guidelines for election activities. The Chief Executive of Hong Kong, the Legislative Council of Hong Kong, the District Council and the election of village representatives are all managed by the department.[7] However, the department is a logistics department and has no decision-making power on the electoral policy as the decision-making power is vested in the EAC.

Registration Deadlines [ edit ]

Eligible residents may submit an application for new voter registration and registered voters may report on change of registration particulars at any time of the year. However, electors who wish to have their registration processed or their information updated in the same cycle or to be listed in the final registers, they must submit their application forms to the Registration and Electoral Office on or before the statutory deadlines.

Type of Application Statutory Deadlines
New Voter Registration District Council Election year (e.g. 2023): 2 July
Non District Council Election year (e.g. 2020, 2021 & 2022): 2 May
Report on Change of Particulars by an Elector District Council Election year (e.g. 2023): 2 June
Non District Council Election year (e.g. 2020, 2021 & 2022): 2 April

Registration Statistics [ edit ]

Hong Kong has seen a major surge in voter registrations, particularly among young people. Nearly 386,000 people have registered to vote in the past year, a record high since the handover of Hong Kong.[8] The Registration & Elector Office updates and publishes the Final Registers every year.[9]

Year No. of Electors in the Final Registers Changes (YoY%)
2020 4,466,944 [10] 8.08%
2019 4,132,977[11] 8.35%
2018 3,814,318 0.24%
2017 3,805,069 0.69%
2016 3,779,085 2.30%
2015 3,693,942 5.31%
2014 3,507,786 1.05%
2013 3,471,423 0.15%
2012 3,466,201 -2.65%
2011 3,560,535 3.76%
2010 3,431,592 1.73%
2009 3,373,342 0.04%
2008 3,372,007 2.31%
2007 3,295,826 3.45%
2006 3,185,927 -0.92%
2005 3,215,522 0.26%
2004 3,207,227 7.86%
2003 2,973,612 2.20%
2002 2,909,594 -3.25%
2001 3,007,244

See also [ edit ]

References [ edit ]

  1. ^ the Government of the HKSAR, 2019 Budget Heading 163- Registration and Electoral Office Retrieved 17 November 2019
  2. ^ "Hong Kong on high alert to uphold 'one China' stance on Taiwan national day". Apple Daily 蘋果日報 (in Chinese). Retrieved 24 October 2020.
  3. ^ "Registration and Electoral Office About Us". www.reo.gov.hk. Retrieved 16 November 2019.
  4. ^ the Government of the HKSAR, 2019 Budget Heading 163- Registration and Electoral Office Retrieved 17 November 2019
  5. ^ "Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Bureau Chairman Message". www.cmab.gov.hk. Retrieved 17 November 2019.
  6. ^ "Registration and Electoral Office About Us". www.reo.gov.hk. Retrieved 16 November 2019.
  7. ^ "Electoral Affairs Commission Chairman's Message". www.eac.hk. Retrieved 16 November 2019.
  8. ^ "Hong Kong voter registration skyrockets, driven by extradition bill anger". South China Morning Post. 2 August 2019. Retrieved 18 November 2019.
  9. ^ "Voter Registration Statistics". www.voterregistration.gov.hk. Retrieved 19 November 2019.
  10. ^ "Voter Registration Statistics". www.voterregistration.gov.hk. Retrieved 21 June 2020.
  11. ^ "Hong Kong records over 4.13 mln registered electors - Xinhua | English.news.cn". www.xinhuanet.com. Retrieved 17 January 2020.

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