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Rural By-election to be held on Sunday
     The Home Affairs Department appeals to registered electors of the Kat Hing Street Resident Representative Election to exercise their right to vote in the Rural By-election to be held this Sunday (May 20).

     Seven Rural Representative vacancies are open in the by-election and seven valid nominations were received during the nomination period. There are two candidates running for a Resident Representative post of Kat Hing Street of the Tai O Rural Committee. Polling will be held for the village.

     Five candidates were returned uncontested to be the Indigenous Inhabitant Representatives of Pui O Lo Uk Tsuen and San Tin and Resident Representatives of Au Ha, Tsung Pak Long and Tung Lo Wan.
     No valid nomination was received for the Resident Representative vacancy of Main Street (East).

     The list of valid nominations is as follows:
Village Name
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Indigenous Inhabitant Representatives:
Pui O Lo Uk Tsuen Tse Chun-on (uncontested)
San Tin   Lau Sze-chun (uncontested)
Resident Representatives:
Au Ha Ngai Ching-ying (uncontested)
Tsung Pak Long Lau Kun-wai (uncontested)
Tung Lo Wan Yau Kwai-wing (uncontested)
Kat Hing Street* Chiu Sin-fai
  Kwok Kam-ying
(*Polling required)  
     Polling will be held from noon to 7pm on May 20. Electors are required to bring the original of their identity documents to the designated polling station as specified in the polling notice. 

     There will be arrangements to enable 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, www.had.gov.hk/rre, or call 2152 1521.
Ends/Thursday, May 17, 2018
Issued at HKT 11:30
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