Friday, October 9, 2015   

Judge rules in favor of prisoner vote
(12-08 15:53)

A High Court judge has ruled prisoners should be able to enjoy the right to vote in a judicial review sought by two prisoners and lawmaker Leung Kwok-hung.

Judge Andrew Cheung Kui-nung said the disenfranchisement provisions relating to voting and registration contravene the right to vote guaranteed under the Basic Law and Bill of Rights.

Arrangements should made to enable prisoners and remanded persons to vote on election day.

A Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Bureau spokesman said the government will study the judgment and consider the future direction. The results of the September Legislative Council elections are still valid.

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