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1,451 nomination forms for Election Committee Subsector Elections received by deadline

     The nomination period for the Election Committee Subsector Elections (except District Council subsectors), which began on November 8, ended at 5pm today (November 15). The Returning Officers (except religious subsector) received a total of 1,451 nomination forms by the close of nominations, of which 98 were submitted today.

     Apart from the nominee who withdrew from the poll in the tourism subsector yesterday (November 14), one nominee for the Chinese medicine subsector submitted a notice of withdrawal of candidature to the Returning Officer today.

     For each subsector and sub-subsector, a poll will be held on December 11 if there is a contested election for that subsector or sub-subsector.

     Six designated bodies of the religious subsector handed in nomination forms by the close of the nomination period, involving a total of 108 nominees. Two designated bodies of the subsector handed in nomination forms today, involving a total of 24 nominees. Nominations of members representing this subsector are returned by six designated bodies.

     A full list of the validly nominated candidates for the election will be published in the gazette after the Returning Officers have validated and confirmed the eligibility of candidature of the nominees.

     The Electoral Affairs Commission will hold three briefing sessions for candidates on November 18 and 19 at the Kowloonbay International Trade and Exhibition Centre.

     Chairman of the Electoral Affairs Commission, Mr Justice Barnabas Fung Wah, will chair the briefing sessions and brief candidates on general electoral arrangements and on important points to note in running their election campaigns. Representatives from the Independent Commission Against Corruption and the Hongkong Post will also be present.

     After each briefing session, the Returning Officers will determine by drawing lots the order of the names of candidates of their respective subsectors on ballot papers and the allocation of designated display spots of election advertisements.

     The breakdown of nominations by subsectors is set out in the annex.

     Particulars of the nominees will be uploaded onto the election website (

Ends/Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Issued at HKT 22:38


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