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|20 March, 2012|
“3.21 Mock Civil Referendum Project”
Public Opinion Programme (POP) at the University of Hong Kong will co-host the “3.21 Mock Civil Referendum Project” with The Boys' and Girls' Clubs Association of Hong Kong (BGCA) tomorrow. Paper and pen voting will be responsible by BGCA and the electronic voting will be responsible by POP. Results of the 3.21 voting in schools will be aggregated with those of BGCA’s “Youngsters vote for the next CE” activity and released by BGCA on 22 March.
Polling stations arrangement of the “3.23 Civil Referendum Project”
POP decides to set up 3 formal polling stations, 5 mobile polling stations and 7 subsidiary polling stations on the day of the “3.23 Civil Referendum Project” as follows:
Because of the limited number of polling stations, POP encourages all Hong Kong citizens to cast their votes using personal computers or smartphones as far as possible on 3.23, so as to allow polling stations to be used by citizens in need.
“3.23 Civil Referendum Project” online voting system for public testing
The online voting system of the “3.23 Civil Referendum Project” has been launched for public trial and the first phase of testing will be opened until 20:00 on 20 March. The public can log onto http://popvote.hk for trial voting, results of the trial voting will be erased and will not be used in the final analysis of the “3.23 Civil Referendum Project”. The second phase of testing will start from 00:00 till 20:00 of 21 March to imitate the voting process of 23 March, each voter can cast one vote during this period but no overseas voting will be allowed, results of the trial voting will be destroyed after the testing period, and will not be used in the final analysis of “3.23 Civil Referendum Project”
Starting from the second phase of trial voting, for security reasons, PopVote website (http://popvote.hk) will not be opened to overseas individuals to browse until the “3.23 Civil Referendum Project” ends.
Starting from today, iPhone users can download the “PopVote 323” application by searching “PopVote” in the App Store, while Android users can search and download the app via Google Play. Both iPhone and Android users can also use the QR Code below to enter the interface directly.
POP welcomes local organizations to set up polling stations of their own on 23 March to help citizens vote online. POP has no connections with polling stations of this kind but hopes these organizations will follow the guidelines laid down by POP, including no campaigning for votes near the polling station and allow voters inside the polling station to have enough room for thinking so as to guarantee the voting is conducted with high privacy.
Final results are anticipated to be released at 22:00 on the same day after the “3.23 Civil Referendum Project” ends.
If the Chief Executive Election on 25 March voids, POP will hold a “Civil Referendum Project” one more time to gauge public opinions before the re-election.