Three nominations received for Eastern District Council by-election

     Three nominations were received by the Returning Officer for the by-election for the Kai Hiu Constituency of the Eastern District Council by the close of the nomination period today (April 30).
     The nominees' names, occupations, political affiliations and dates of nomination are as follows:
Particulars of nominees
Tan Chun Chun Enki
Occupation: --
Political affiliation: Independent
Nominated on April 17
Chik Kit-ling Elaine
Occupation: --
Political affiliation: Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong, The Hong Kong Federation of Trade Unions
Nominated on April 26
Ishigami Lee Fung-king Alice
Occupation: --
Political affiliation: Democrats
Nominated on April 26
     The Returning Officer will decide on the validity of the nominations shortly. A full list of the validly nominated candidates will be published in the Gazette after the Returning Officer has validated and confirmed the eligibility for candidature of the nominees.
     If the number of validly nominated candidates is more than one at the by-election, a poll will be held on June 10, 2018 (Sunday).
     The Electoral Affairs Commission will hold a briefing for candidates and their agents at Gymnasium, B/F, Lady Trench Training Centre, 44 Oi Kwan Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, at 7pm on May 7 (Monday).
     The Chairman of the Electoral Affairs Commission, Mr Justice Barnabas Fung Wah, will chair the briefing session and brief candidates and their agents on the guidelines on election-related activities, electoral arrangements for the by-election and the important points to note in running their election campaigns. A representative from the Independent Commission Against Corruption will explain the Elections (Corrupt and Illegal Conduct) Ordinance. A representative from Hongkong Post will also explain the arrangement and requirements of the free postage service for election mails. Representatives from the Registration and Electoral Office and the Department of Justice will also be present.
     Before the briefing, the Returning Officer or Assistant Returning Officer will determine the order of appearance of names of candidates on the ballot papers and the allocation of designated spots for the display of election advertisements by drawing of lots.

Ends/Monday, April 30, 2018
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