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Guidelines on Election-related Activities in respect of the Chief Executive Election

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  IMPORTANT(open in new window)

  KEY INFORMATION(open in new window)

  ABBREVIATIONS(open in new window)


CHAPTER 1   INTRODUCTION(open in new window)
CHAPTER 2   THE ELECTION COMMITTEE(open in new window)
CHAPTER 3   NOMINATION OF CANDIDATES(open in new window)
CHAPTER 4   THE VOTING SYSTEM(open in new window)
CHAPTER 5   POLLING AND COUNTING ARRANGEMENTS(open in new window)
CHAPTER 6   ELECTION PETITION AND JUDICIAL REVIEW(open in new window)
CHAPTER 7   APPOINTMENT AND ROLES OF ELECTION AGENT, ELECTION EXPENSE AGENTS, POLLING AGENTS AND COUNTING AGENTS(open in new window)
CHAPTER 8   ELECTION ADVERTISEMENTS(open in new window)
CHAPTER 9   ELECTIONEERING ACTIVITIES AT PREMISES OR BUILDINGS WHERE ELECTORS RESIDE, WORK OR FREQUENT(open in new window)
CHAPTER 10   ELECTION MEETINGS(open in new window)
CHAPTER 11   ELECTION BROADCASTING, MEDIA REPORTING AND ELECTION FORUMS(open in new window)
CHAPTER 12   USE OF SOUND AMPLIFYING DEVICE AND VEHICLES(open in new window)
CHAPTER 13   ELECTIONEERING ACTIVITIES CONDUCTED IN SCHOOLS OR PARTICIPATED BY SCHOOL PUPILS(open in new window)
CHAPTER 14   PROHIBITION AGAINST CANVASSING ACTIVITIES OUTSIDE POLLING STATION(open in new window)
CHAPTER 15   EXIT POLL(open in new window)
CHAPTER 16   ELECTION EXPENSES AND ELECTION DONATIONS(open in new window)
CHAPTER 17   CORRUPT AND ILLEGAL CONDUCT(open in new window)
CHAPTER 18   NAMEDROPPING(open in new window)
CHAPTER 19   PARTICIPATION IN ELECTION-RELATED ACTIVITIES BY CIVIL SERVANTS AND OFFICIALS UNDER THE POLITICAL APPOINTMENT SYSTEM AND ATTENDANCE OF PUBLIC FUNCTIONS BY BOTH CIVIL SERVANTS AND CANDIDATES(open in new window)
CHAPTER 20   COMPLAINTS PROCEDURE(open in new window)

APPENDICES

APPENDIX A   CHIEF EXECUTIVE ELECTION ACTION CHECKLIST FOR CANDIDATES(open in new window)
APPENDIX B
  THE 4 SECTORS OF THE ELECTION COMMITTEE AND SUBSECTORS OF SECTORS(open in new window)
APPENDIX C   LEGAL PROVISIONS AGAINST PRESSURING ELECTORS NOT TO NOMINATE A PARTICULAR CANDIDATE(open in new window)
APPENDIX D
  SUBMISSION METHOD, FORMATS AND STANDARD ON POSTING ELECTRONIC COPY OF ELECTION ADVERTISEMENT AND RELEVANT INFORMATION/DOCUMENTS ONTO AN OPEN PLATFORM FOR PUBLIC INSPECTION (WITH ANNEXES I AND II ON THE GUIDELINES AND BASIC LAYOUT DESIGN REQUIREMENTS FOR CANDIDATE‚ÄôS PLATFORM)(open in new window)
APPENDIX E
  METHODS OF FOLDING OF ELECTION MAIL(open in new window)
APPENDIX F   CANVASSING ACTIVITIES WHICH ARE FORBIDDEN WITHIN A NO CANVASSING ZONE(open in new window)
APPENDIX G   CONDUCT OF ELECTIONEERING ACTIVITIES AND ELECTION MEETINGS IN PREMISES UNDER THE MANAGEMENT OF THE HOUSING DEPARTMENT AND THE HONG KONG HOUSING SOCIETY(open in new window)
APPENDIX H   PERSONAL DATA PRIVACY: GUIDANCE ON ELECTIONEERING ACTIVITIES(open in new window)
APPENDIX I   COMPLAINT CASES PROVIDED BY OFFICE OF THE PRIVACY COMMISSIONER FOR PERSONAL DATA(open in new window)
APPENDIX J   GUIDANCE NOTE ON SAFE CONDUCT OF ELECTION-RELATED ACTIVITIES(open in new window)
APPENDIX K   APPLICATION FOR A PERMIT UNDER S4(17) OF SUMMARY OFFENCES ORDINANCE, CAP.228 FOR NON-CHARITABLE PURPOSES - ADMINISTRATIVE GUIDELINES AND LICENSING CONDITIONS FOR THE ISSUE OF PUBLIC FUND-RAISING PERMITS FOR NON-CHARITABLE PURPOSES(open in new window)
APPENDIX L   OBSERVATIONS MADE BY THE COURT IN AN ELECTION PETITION RELATING TO A TELEVISION PROGRAMME ON 2010 LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL BY-ELECTION(open in new window)
APPENDIX M   FAIR AND EQUAL TREATMENT OF CANDIDATES BY THE PRINT MEDIA(open in new window)
APPENDIX N   APPLICATION PROCEDURE FOR THE APPROVAL OF FLOAT DESIGN(open in new window)
APPENDIX O   OBSERVATIONS MADE BY THE COURT OF FINAL APPEAL IN A CASE TOUCHING UPON ELECTION EXPENSES (FACV NO. 2 OF 2012)(open in new window)
APPENDIX P   ITEMS OF EXPENSES WHICH MAY BE COUNTED TOWARDS ELECTION EXPENSES(open in new window)
APPENDIX Q   ELABORATION OF PARAGRAPH 16.8 OF CHAPTER 16(open in new window)
APPENDIX R   COLLECTION OF ELECTION DONATIONS (open in new window)
APPENDIX S   GUIDELINES FOR CANDIDATES ON SENDING ELECTION ADVERTISEMENTS TO REGISTERED ELECTORS IN THE CUSTODY OF THE CORRECTIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT (open in new window)

  INDEX(open in new window)
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