EAC Chairman visits Returning Officer's office of Legislative Council Election Committee constituency by-election (with photos)

The following is issued on behalf of the Electoral Affairs Commission:
     The 2022 Legislative Council Election Committee constituency by-election will be held on December 18 (Sunday). The nomination period for the by-election will run from November 1 to 14.
     The Chairman of the Election Affairs Commission, Mr Justice David Lok, today (October 31) visited the Returning Officer's office at the Central Government Offices where nomination forms will be received. He inspected the procedures for receiving nomination forms and the preparatory work at the venue.
     Mr Justice Lok said, "Arrangements at the Returning Officer's office are all ready and the staff will ensure smooth operation of the work of receiving nomination forms starting from tomorrow."
     Mr Justice Lok held a briefing last Tuesday (October 25) for the Returning Officer where he highlighted the important roles and responsibilities of the Returning Officer and reminded the Returning Officer to carry out the electoral work in strict compliance with the relevant electoral laws and guidelines to ensure that the by-election will be conducted in an open, fair and honest manner.
     A nominee for the Election Committee constituency by-election must be a Chinese citizen who is a Hong Kong permanent resident aged 21 or above, must be a registered geographical constituency elector and have ordinarily resided in Hong Kong for three years immediately preceding the date of his/her nomination, and also with no right of abode in a foreign country. A nominee needs not be a member of the Election Committee.
     Each nominee for the Election Committee constituency by-election must be subscribed by at least 10 but not more than 20 members of the Election Committee, which must include at least two but not more than four members from each of the five sectors of the Election Committee. A member of the Election Committee may subscribe only one nomination form of the Election Committee constituency by-election. Nominees are advised to submit their nominations as early as possible, so that should there be any mistakes in the nomination forms, they could be rectified before the close of nominations.
     Completed nomination forms and the election deposit of $25,000 must be submitted by the nominees in person to the Returning Officer between 9am and 5pm from Monday to Friday and between 9am and noon on Saturdays within the nomination period.
     Nomination forms are available free of charge at the office of the Returning Officer; the offices of the Registration and Electoral Office (REO) at 10/F, Harbour Centre, 25 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, or Unit 2301-03, 23/F, Millennium City 6, 392 Kwun Tong Road, Kwun Tong, Kowloon; and Home Affairs Enquiry Centres. They can also be downloaded from the REO website (www.reo.gov.hk) and the election website (www.elections.gov.hk).
     For enquiries, please call the election hotline on 2891 1001 or visit the election website.

Ends/Monday, October 31, 2022
Issued at HKT 17:50