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Candidate Eligibility Review Committee announces eight registrations of ex-officio members of Election Committee valid
     The Candidate Eligibility Review Committee (CERC) published a notice in the Gazette today (October 28) to declare that eight registrations of ex-officio members of Election Committee (EC) as valid.

     In accordance with section 5J of the Schedule to the Chief Executive Election Ordinance (Cap. 569), a person holding a specified office under Part 2A of the Schedule may register as an ex-officio member of the EC. If the specified person is not eligible to be registered as an ex-officio member or is the holder of more than one specified office, he/she may designate another person who is holding an office in a relevant body in relation to the specified office to be registered as an ex-officio member.

     The Registration and Electoral Office has received eight registrations of ex-officio members. After review, the CERC determined that these eight registrations are valid. The subsectors and specified offices involved are listed below:
Subsector Specified Office
Architectural, surveying, planning and landscape subsector
  • The President of The Hong Kong Institute of Landscape Architects
  • The Chairman of the Hong Kong Housing Authority
  • The Chairman of the Town Planning Board
  • The Chairman of the Lantau Development Advisory Committee
Education subsector
  • The President of The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Engineering subsector
  • The Chairman of the Transport Advisory Committee
  • The Chairman of the Advisory Committee on the Appearance of Bridges and Associated Structures
Medical and health services subsector
  • The Dean of Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine of The University of Hong Kong

     The CERC is chaired by the Chief Secretary for Administration, Mr Chan Kwok-ki, with three official members (the Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs, Mr Erick Tsang Kwok-wai; the Secretary for Security, Mr Tang Ping-keung; and the Secretary for Home and Youth Affairs, Miss Alice Mak Mei-kuen) and three non-official members (Miss Elsie Leung Oi-sie, Mrs Rita Fan Hsu Lai-tai and Professor Lawrence Lau Juen-yee). In accordance with Annex I to the Basic Law, the CERC is responsible for reviewing and confirming the eligibility of candidates for the membership of the EC (including ex-officio members). The CERC decides whether such persons comply with the legal requirements and conditions of upholding the Basic Law of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) of the People's Republic of China (PRC) and bearing allegiance to the HKSAR of the PRC.
Ends/Friday, October 28, 2022
Issued at HKT 14:00
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