Rural By-election to be held on Sunday

     The Home Affairs Department appeals to registered electors of the Sha Lo Tung Lei Uk Indigenous Inhabitant Representative Election and the Tai O Market Street Resident Representative Election to exercise their right to vote in the Rural By-election to be held this Sunday (November 27).

     Eight Rural Representative vacancies are open in the by-election and 10 valid nominations were received during the nomination period. There are two candidates running for an Indigenous Inhabitant Representative post of Sha Lo Tung Lei Uk of the Tai Po Rural Committee, and two candidates running for a Resident Representative post of Tai O Market Street of the Tai O Rural Committee. Polling will be held for the Villages.

     Six candidates were returned uncontested to be the Indigenous Inhabitant Representatives of Shek Lau Po, Cheung Muk Tau and Fan Tin San Yi Cho and Resident Representatives of Shek Lau Po, Mau Wu Tsai and Sha Kong Wai. 

     The list of valid nominations is as follows:

Village                         Name 
--------                         ------
Indigenous Inhabitant Representatives:

Shek Lau Po                 Law Lai-chi (uncontested)
Cheung Muk Tau           Hau Lap-kwong (uncontested)
Fan Tin San Yi Cho        Man Shing-lap (uncontested)
Sha Lo Tung Lei Uk*      Li Hon-man, Kenny
                                    Lee Che-wan
Resident Representatives:

Shek Lau Po               Law Chin-kuen, Randy (uncontested)
Mau Wu Tsai               Ng Cheuk-wing (uncontested)
Sha Kong Wai             Mok Tim-fuk (uncontested)
Tai O Market Street*   Ho Kam-fuk
                                 Cheung Wai-leung
(*Polling required) 

     Polling will be held from noon to 7pm on November 27. Electors are required to bring their identity documents to the designated polling station as specified in the polling notice. 

     There will be arrangements to facilitate 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,, or call 2152 1521.

Ends/Thursday, November 24, 2016
Issued at HKT 11:30