Hong Kong officials urge civil servants to participate in upcoming District Council elections

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The Chief Secretary for Administration, Mr Chan Kwok-ki, and the Secretary for the Civil Service, Mrs Ingrid Yeung, together with representatives from the four civil service central consultative councils and the four major service-wide staff unions, jointly visited a number of floors of the Queensway Government Offices today (November 29) to promote the District Council (DC) election to colleagues and appeal to them to cast their votes with their families and friends on 10th December to discharge their civic responsibility. Photo shows Mr Chan (first right); Mrs Yeung (second right); and the Commissioner for Innovation and Technology, Mr Ivan Lee (third right), are pictured with representatives of civil service groups and colleagues from the Innovation and Technology Commission at their workplace to express support for the DC election and voting together.

29th November 2023 – (Hong Kong) In the run-up to the District Council (DC) elections scheduled for 10th December, Hong Kong’s Chief Secretary for Administration, Mr Chan Kwok-ki, and the Secretary for the Civil Service, Mrs Ingrid Yeung, have jointly visited several floors of the Queensway Government Offices (QGO). They were accompanied by representatives from the four civil service central consultative councils and the four major service-wide staff unions. The visit aimed to galvanise colleagues to participate in the upcoming election and encourage them to vote alongside their family and friends.

Also joining the departmental visits were the Permanent Secretary for the Civil Service, Mr Clement Leung, colleagues from the Civil Service Bureau, and representatives from various government departments.

With the DC election fast approaching, Mr Chan highlighted the concerted efforts and determination of civil servants to organise a successful and fair election. He stated, “They also encourage colleagues to vote together with their friends and relatives, discharging their civic responsibility and supporting the Government’s governance.”

In a bid to amplify the importance of voting, Mr Chan, along with representatives from the civil service councils and staff unions, interacted with colleagues across different government departments. They aimed to spread the message of supporting the DC election and the value of voting collectively among civil servants.

With less than two weeks remaining before the DC election, bureaux and departments will continue to promote the importance of the election and encourage collective voting among colleagues. In addition, several civil service volunteer teams will reach out to districts to bolster promotional work and encourage all Hong Kong electors to fulfil their civic duty.