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Rural By-election to be held on Sunday
     The Home Affairs Department appeals to registered electors of the Sha Po Tsuen Indigenous Inhabitant Representative Election and the Wu Shek Kok Resident Representative Election to exercise their right to vote in the Rural By-election to be held this Sunday (December 10).

     Eight Rural Representative vacancies are open in the by-election and nine valid nominations were received during the nomination period. There are two candidates running for an Indigenous Inhabitant Representative post of Sha Po Tsuen of the Kam Tin Rural Committee, and two candidates running for a Resident Representative post of Wu Shek Kok of the Sha Tau Kok District Rural Committee. Polling will be held for the villages.

     Five candidates were returned uncontested to be the Indigenous Inhabitant Representative of Ham Tin and Resident Representatives of Lam Che and Nim Un, Kwan Tei, Tai Po Mei and Yuen Leng Yip Uk.
     No valid nomination was received for the Resident Representative vacancy of Main Street (East).

     The list of valid nominations is as follows:
Village Name
-------- --------
Indigenous Inhabitant Representatives:
Ham Tin  Cheung King-chi (uncontested)
Sha Po Tsuen*    Ng Sum-hing
  Wong Siu-chung
Resident Representatives:
Lam Che and Nim Un Li Yip-hing, Simon (uncontested)
Kwan Tei Chung Siu-kit (uncontested)
Tai Po Mei Lee Yuk-ming (uncontested)
Yuen Leng Yip Uk Ko Ming-chuen, Franki (uncontested)
Wu Shek Kok*  Cheung Kai-ming
  Ngai Wai-lung
(*Polling required)  
     Polling will be held from noon to 7pm on December 10. Electors are required to bring the original of their identity documents to the designated polling station as specified in the polling notice. 

     There will be arrangements to enable remanded persons and detainees who are registered electors of the villages to cast their votes in the by-election. 

     Arrangements will be made for electors who are remanded or detained by law enforcement agencies (other than the Correctional Services Department) to cast their votes at the dedicated polling station located on G/F, Mei Tin Community Hall, 9 Mei Mun Lane, Tai Wai, Sha Tin, New Territories. The polling hours are from noon to 7pm.

     If necessary, reserved dedicated polling stations will also be set up in the 21 penal institutions for electors under the custody of the Correctional Services Department to cast their votes from 1pm to 4pm. 

     For further information, please visit the Rural Representative Election website, www.had.gov.hk/rre, or call 2152 1521.
Ends/Thursday, December 7, 2017
Issued at HKT 11:30
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