MIL-OSI Asia-Pac: LegCo poll nominations start Oct 30

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Source: Hong Kong Information Services

The nomination period for the 2021 Legislative Council General Election will run from October 30 to November 12.

A total of 90 members from geographical constituencies, functional constituencies and the Election Committee (EC) constituency will be returned in the poll to be held on December 19.

To run for a seat in a geographical, functional or the EC constituency, a nominee must be a registered geographical constituency elector aged 21 or above and be a Chinese citizen who is a Hong Kong permanent resident with no right of abode in a foreign country.

However, the candidature in 12 functional constituencies is open to Hong Kong permanent residents who are not Chinese nationals or who have the right of abode in a foreign country.

For the geographical constituency, each nominee needs to be subscribed by at least 100 registered electors of the constituency.

Each nominee for the functional constituency must be subscribed by at least 10 registered electors of the constituency concerned, while for the EC constituency, each nominee must be subscribed by at least 10 EC members.

Nomination forms are available at the District Offices, the relevant Returning Officers’ offices, and the offices of the Registration & Electoral Office (REO) in Kwun Tong and Wan Chai or can be downloaded from the REO website.

Nomination form copies will be available for public inspection at the Returning Officers’ offices after the nomination period starts.

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