HKUPOP releases the “3.23 Civil Referendum Project” Financial ReportBack

Press Release on April 23, 2012

The Public Opinion Programme (POP) at the University of Hong Kong today released on schedule the financial report of the “3.23 Civil Referendum Project”. POP plans to compile and release an activity report on May 23, 2012.


The “3.23 Civil Referendum Project (PopVote)” was conducted during March 23-24, 2012. The total number of votes collected was 222,990 and the voting result was released to public at the midnight of March 25, 2012.


As of April 19, 2012, the amount of confirmed donations was $897,019.80 and the total expenses for the project was $831,974.40, giving a balance of $ 65,045.40. The full financial report is now released online at and for public consumption.


The “Alliance of 3.23 Civil Referendum Support Groups” has decided to publish a book to record and commemorate the civil referendum. It is expected to be completed within the next two months.


POP welcomes more donations from the general public to further develop various online platforms, but all donors cannot affect the independence of POP.