DC election report released

April 19, 2024

The Electoral Affairs Commission (EAC) today published its report on the 2023 District Council (DC) Ordinary Election reviewing the election’s procedures and arrangements as well as giving enhancement recommendations. 


The report describes the EAC’s conduct and supervision of this election at various stages, and provides a detailed account of the related preparatory work, electoral arrangements, complaint handling and more.


It also reviews in detail, the election’s procedures and arrangements, and specific enhancement recommendations for improving future electoral plans.


The Government thanked the commission for its efforts and various arrangements made to ensure the smooth implementation of this election in a fair, just and clean manner.


It also lauded the EAC’s in-depth and detailed review of various electoral arrangements with relevant recommendations.


“The successful conclusion of this DC election is of particular significance. The reformed DCs have greatly benefited the implementation of livelihood-related work, and have been conducive to the welfare of people, enabling them to live and work in contentment.


“At the same time, the full implementation of the principle of ‘patriots administering Hong Kong’ and the ‘last piece of the puzzle’ of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region governance system ensures the steadfast and successful implementation of ‘one country, two systems’, and the long-term stability and safety of the Hong Kong SAR.”


The Government added that it will continue to work closely with the EAC to follow up on the recommendations in the report.


As required by the Electoral Affairs Commission Ordinance, the EAC submitted the report on the 2023 District Council election to the Chief Executive on March 8.


In line with the principle of open and transparent elections, the Government agreed with the EAC’s recommendation that the report should be made public.

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