Press Release on November 22, 2019
Robert Chung the President of HKPORI explains
the “DE Way Out” Project
Robert Chung, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Hong Kong Public Opinion Research Institute (HKPORI), made the following main points about “DE Way Out” Project at today’s press conference:
(1) Fair election is an important element of a democratic society. We Hongkongers with whatever political background should joint hands to make the District Council election on 24 October a success, in order to find the way out of the chaotic situation.
(2) HKPORI is working with scholars to kick start the “DE Way Out區選覓途” project to collect public opinions on the District Council elections and the future of Hong Kong, in order to find ways to resolve the current crisis.
(3) “DE Way Out” project will collect public opinion through two rounds of online surveys. The first round will take place on November 24 District Council election day (7:30am to 11:59pm), and the second round on November 25 to 30. Areas covered include reasons of voters’ choice, appraisal of the election process and results, as well as suggestions to resolve the current crisis. Website at http://www.pori.hk/dewayout.
(4) On November 23 and 24, volunteers will be deployed by “DE Way Out” to different districts to distribute promotion leaflets, to invite people to become panel members and then make submissions. The locations of leaflet distribution are yet to be decided.
(5) On November 24 the election day, HKPORI will not conduct any exit poll, will not process any research data before the close of poll, so there is no way of anyone using the research data for election engineering. All volunteers would only distribute leaflets far away from all polling stations and campaign areas. “DE Way Out” requires a lot of volunteers, it welcome Hongkongers to register at its website at pori.hk.
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