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Nominations for Election Committee Subsector Ordinary Elections open on November 8
     The nomination period for the 2016 Election Committee (EC) Subsector Ordinary Elections will run from November 8 (Tuesday) until November 14 (Monday).

     "A nominee must be a registered geographical constituency elector aged 18 or above who is a registered voter for the relevant EC subsector/sub-subsector or have a substantial connection with that subsector/sub-subsector. Details on the eligibility and disqualification for nomination as a candidate are respectively set out in sections 17, 18 and 18A of the Schedule to the Chief Executive Election Ordinance," a spokesman for the Registration and Electoral Office (REO) said today (November 3).

     "A nomination form must be subscribed by not less than five voters registered for the EC subsector/sub-subsector concerned. Each voter may subscribe as many nominations regarding a particular EC subsector/sub-subsector but the number should not exceed the number of EC members allocated to that subsector/sub-subsector," the spokesman said.

     The Electoral Affairs Commission appointed last month Returning Officers for various subsectors to receive nomination forms for their respective subsectors and to handle other electoral duties. Notices for the elections and the appointment of Returning Officers, with their office addresses, have been uploaded to the REO website (www.reo.gov.hk) and the election website (www.elections.gov.hk).

     Nomination forms are available at the District Offices, the relevant Returning Officers’ offices, and the offices of the REO at 10/F, Harbour Centre, 25 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong or Unit 2301-2303, 23/F, Millennium City 6, 392 Kwun Tong Road, Kwun Tong, Kowloon. They can also be downloaded from the above-mentioned websites.

     Completed nomination forms and the election deposit of $1,000 must be submitted by the nominees in person to the respective Returning Officers during the nomination period. Nominations are accepted between 9am and 5pm from Monday to Friday and between 9am and noon on Saturday. During submission of nomination forms, each nominee should normally be accompanied by not more than one companion. Nominees are also encouraged to lodge the election deposit by cashier order or cash to avoid unwarranted complications arising from a cheque not being honoured. To facilitate the processing, nominees are advised not to lodge the election deposit for multiple nominations in one single cheque/cashier order.

     "Nominees are advised to submit their nominations as early as possible to allow time to correct mistakes, if any, in the nomination forms before the deadline," the spokesman said.

     Copies of the nomination forms of various subsectors are available for public inspection at the offices of the relevant Returning Officers during ordinary business hours after the start of the nomination period. Members of the public may also inspect copies of all the nomination forms at the REO office at Unit 2301-2303, 23/F, Millennium City 6, 392 Kwun Tong Road, Kwun Tong, Kowloon.

     For each subsector/sub-subsector, if the number of validly nominated candidates exceeds the number of EC members allocated to that subsector/sub-subsector, a poll will be held on December 11.

     For enquiries, please call the election hotline on 2891 1001.
Ends/Thursday, November 3, 2016
Issued at HKT 18:35
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