By-election poll cards sent

December 8, 2022
Polling procedures
Polling procedures:

Electoral Affairs Commission Chairman David Lok (back row, third left) views training for polling staff of the Legislative Council by-election.

The Registration & Electoral Office (REO) today said it has delivered to all Election Committee (EC) members their poll cards and relevant electoral documents for the 2022 Legislative Council Election Committee constituency (ECC) by-election to be held on December 18.


The items posted include the poll card, name badge, note on the polling and counting procedures and the voting instructions, and the layout plan of the ECC polling station and central counting station.


The polling station for the by-election will be set up in Hall 3E on 3/F of the Convention & Exhibition Centre in Wan Chai, and polling will take place from 9am to 11.30am. EC members are advised to vote according to the five time slots recommended in accordance with the five EC sectors.


EC members should bring the original of their Hong Kong permanent identity card or specified alternative documents. The Electronic Poll Register system will be used to issue ballot papers and EC members should bring their name badge to gain access to areas relevant to the by-election in the venue.


Six validly nominated candidates will compete for four vacancies in the ECC with the four candidates with the largest number of votes to be returned. Under the "block vote" voting system, each EC member must vote for not more than or less than four candidates or else the ballot paper will be regarded as invalid.


After the poll closes, all ballot boxes will be delivered to the central counting station's counting zone in Hall 3D on 3/F of the Convention & Exhibition Centre. The counting of votes will be broadcast live at the media centre in Halls 3B-3C on the same floor.


Members of the public can observe the count and watch the election result announcement in the public galleries of the counting zone and media centre in the central counting station respectively.


A maximum of 130 people can enter the public galleries on a first come, first served basis until full capacity is reached. Admission arrangements will be published on the election website.


Meanwhile, Electoral Affairs Commission Chairman David Lok inspected a training session organised by the REO for by-election polling staff today.


The training covered the set-up and preparatory work for the polling station, operation and contingency measures of the Electronic Poll Register system, compilation of statistical returns, collation of electoral documents and execution of anti-epidemic arrangements.


Mr Lok said an ECC polling station will be set up for the by-election for not more than 1,500 EC members to cast their votes. The training the REO provided enables about 370 polling staff to get conversant with the Electronic Poll Register system, polling procedures and measures in response to contingency situations.

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