Final guidelines for Rural Representative Election released today

The following is issued on behalf of the Electoral Affairs Commission:

     The Electoral Affairs Commission today (October 17) released the final Guidelines on Election-related Activities in respect of the Rural Representative Election.

     "The guidelines were updated by the Commission after taking into consideration the views received during a 30-day public consultation exercise that ended on July 2," a Commission spokesman said.

     "Those who intend to stand for election are urged to familiarise themselves with the guidelines and the relevant electoral legislation. They should also strictly abide by the relevant regulations."

     The final guidelines can be downloaded from the Commission's website ( They are also available at the Registration and Electoral Office and the Public Enquiry Service Centres of District Offices.

Ends/Friday, October 17, 2014
Issued at HKT 11:00