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Hong Kong voters free to cast blank ballots, but urging others to do so could be made a crime, Carrie Lam confirms

Hong Kong will not regulate the casting of blank ballots in the laws it is drafting to implement Beijing’s radical overhaul of the city’s electoral system, but the new legislation could make organising or inciting others to do so illegal, the city’s leader has confirmed.Meeting the press before her weekly Executive Council meeting on Tuesday, Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said: “We respect each voter’s right to choose, and making whatever display [they wish] with the ballots…


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