Legislative Council HK Island Geographical Constituency By-election - By-election Brief
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Polling Date and Hours

  • 2 December 2007 (Sunday)
  • 7:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.

Number of Member to be elected

  • One

Nomination period

  • 17 October to 31 October 2007

Who can vote?

  • A total of around 620,000 registered electors of the Hong Kong Island Geographical Constituency whose names have been included in the 2007 Final Register of Electors for Geographical Constituencies may cast their vote in the by-election.

Why vote?

  • To elect a Legislative Council Member for the Hong Kong Island Geographical Constituency
  • To exercise your civic rights and fulfill your civic responsibilities.

Voting System

  • Each elector shall vote for only one candidate.  The candidate who receives the largest number of valid votes will be elected.

Where to vote?

  • Each elector of the Hong Kong Island Geographical Constituency will be assigned to a designated polling station near his/her residential address registered in the Final Register of Electors.
  • A poll card showing information about the designated polling station of an individual elector will be issued to the respective electors before the polling day.
  • Elector with a disability may apply to the Registration and Electoral Office to vote at the designated special polling station in writing or by telephone not later than 27 November 2007.

How to vote?

  • Bring your HKID card to your designated polling station on 2 December 2007 (Sunday) during polling hours.
  • Present your HKID card to the polling staff inside the polling station who will verify your information in the electoral roll.
  • You will be given a ballot paper, a paper board together with a chop bearing a "tick".
  • Inside the voting compartment, affix the chop on the ballot paper in the circle next to the name of the candidate of your choice.
  • Fold the ballot paper once to conceal the marking before putting it into the ballot box.


  1. Vote for ONE candidate only.
  2. You must use the chop provided at the polling station. Do NOT use a pen or any other means to mark or amend your ballot paper. This will render your vote invalid.
  3. If you make any mistake in applying the chop on the ballot paper, please return it to the Presiding Officer and ask for a replacement ballot paper.

Checklist for Electors

  • Do NOT solicit or accept any advantage (including gift, money, etc.) for influencing one's voting decision.
  • Do NOT solicit or accept any meal, drink or other entertainment for influencing one's voting decision.
  • Do NOT vote in the election knowing that you have provided false information when registering as an elector.


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