On Thursday's Backchat, blank ballots, and cruising to nowhere.
Elections expert Ma Ngok said on Wednesday that if people were to call on voters to cast blank ballots in future polls this would be a form of electoral campaigning, but not an attempt to manipulate polls as officials have suggested.
Constitutional affairs minister Erick Tsang said earlier in the day that organising, promoting or appealing for voters to cast blank votes could amount to election manipulation and sabotage – even though it is not against the law to cast blank ballots.
He said voters have a right to decide how they cast their ballot, but calling on others to do the same might not be acceptable.
What do you think? How should we uphold our civic responsibilities?
From 9:15am, we'll be discussing a proposed "cruise-to-nowhere" - plans to revive the local cruise business. Would you get aboard?
8:30am-9:15am Blank ballot
Phone Professor Ho Lok-sang, senior research fellow in the Pan Sutong Shanghai- Hong Kong Economic Policy Research Institute at Lingnan University.
Lo Kin-hei, Chairman of Democratic Party, Chairman of Southern District Council
9am-9:15am Phone Fred Li, former Democratic Party lawmaker, political consultant
9:15am-9:30am Cruise to Nowhere
9:15am-9:30am Phone Ronald Wu, Chairman, Hong Kong Association of Travel Agents