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Polling Day: Sunday, 11 December 2011

Polling hours: 7:30 am to 10:30 pm (except for dedicated polling stations situated in prisons)

Nomination period: 8 to 15 November 2011 (except Hong Kong and Kowloon District Councils subsector and New Territories District Councils subsector)

  18 to 24 November 2011 (Hong Kong and Kowloon District Councils subsector and New Territories District Councils subsector)

General qualifications for candidature:

  • a registered geographical constituency elector; and
  • a registered voter of the concerned subsector or has a substantial connection with that subsector
No. of subscribers required for nomination: 5 registered voters of the concerned subsector

Amount of election deposit: $1,000

Voting system: first past the post

No. of polling stations: about 110 ordinary polling stations and about 24 dedicated polling stations (a voter may only vote at the polling station allocated to him/her by the Chief Electoral Officer)

No. of counting station: 1

Composition of the 1,200-member Election Committee when the term of office commences on 1 February 2012 Note:

(1)1,044 [1,034] members elected from 35 subsectors;
(2)60 members nominated by the religious subsector; and
(3) 96 [106] ex-officio members (Hong Kong deputies to the National People's Congress and Legislative Council members).

38 Election Committee Subsectors:

1. Heung Yee Kuk (28) [26] 20. Finance (18)
2. Agriculture and Fisheries (60) 21. Financial Services (18)
3. Insurance (18) 22. Sports, Performing Arts, Culture and Publication (60)
4. Transport (18) 23. Import and Export (18)
5. Education (30) 24. Textiles and Garment (18)
6. Legal (30) 25. Wholesale and Retail (18)
7. Accountancy (30) 26. Information Technology (30)
8. Medical (30) 27. Higher Education (30)
9. Health Services (30) 28. Hotel (17)
10. Engineering (30) 29. Catering (17)
11. Architectural, Surveying and Planning (30) 30. Chinese Medicine (30)
12. Labour (60) 31. Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (55) [51]
13. Social Welfare (60) 32. Employers' Federation of HK (16)
14. Real Estate and Construction (18) 33. HK and Kowloon District Councils (59) [57]
15. Tourism (18) 34. New Territories District Councils (62) [60]
16. Commercial (First) (18) 35. HK Chinese Enterprises Association (16)
17. Commercial (Second) (18) 36. National People's Congress (36)
18. Industrial (First) (18) 37. Legislative Council (60) [70]
19. Industrial (Second) (18) 38. Religious (60)


  1. Figure in brackets denotes no. of members.
  2. Figure in square brackets denotes no. of members starting from October 2012.
  3. Members from subsectors (1) to (35) are returned by elections.
  4. No. of members nominated by the six designated bodies of the religious subsector:


Catholic Diocese of Hong Kong (10 members)
Chinese Muslim Cultural and Fraternal Association (10 members)
Hong Kong Christian Council (10 members)
The Hong Kong Taoist Association (10 members)
The Confucian Academy (10 members)
The Hong Kong Buddhist Association (10 members)

Function of Election Committee:

  • to elect the Chief Executive

Maximum Scale of Election Expenses:

(a) for an election for one of the following 8 subsectors, viz, Agriculture and Fisheries, Insurance, Transport, Hotel, Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, Heung Yee Kuk, Hong Kong and Kowloon District Councils, and New Territories District Councils subsectors $100,000
(b) for an election for a subsector other than those in (a) above with not more than 5,000 registered voters $160,000
(c) for an election for a subsector with between 5,001 and 10,000 registered voters $320,000
(d) for an election for a subsector with over 10,000 registered voters $480,000

No. of registered voters of subsectors

Where to vote?

  • Each voter or authorised representative will be assigned to a designated polling station.
  • A poll card showing information about the designated polling station of a voter or an authorised representative will be issued to him/her before the polling day.  Voter or authorised representative in custody will be arranged to vote at a dedicated polling station in a penal institution, police station or other places as appropriate.

How to vote?

  • Bring your Hong Kong Identity Card ("HKID card") to your designated polling station on 11 December 2011 (Sunday) during the polling hours (7:30 am to 10:30 pm).
  • Present your HKID card to the polling staff inside the polling station who will verify your personal particulars against the final register of voters for the subsector.
  • You will be given 1 or 2 different ballot papers, depending on your entitlement, the corresponding no. of envelope and a paper board.
  • You should mark your ballot paper(s) inside a voting compartment with the black pen affixed at the compartment.  Please follow the instructions given by polling staff and printed on the ballot paper(s) and on the notices inside the compartment.  In gist: please:
  1. shade the ovals opposite the names of the chosen candidates with the pen provided
  2. vote for no more than the prescribed number of seats in the relevant subsector
  3. put the marked ballot paper into the envelope provided and drop it into the ballot box in the direction as indicated by the arrow.  Do not fold the ballot paper or the envelop
  • If you have made any mistake in marking the ballot paper, please return it to the Presiding Officer and ask for a replacement.

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 communicate with other voters or use mobile telephones or any other device for electronic communication within a polling station.
  • Do NOT film, take photographs or make any audio or video recording within a polling station.
  • Do NOT ask other voters to mark your ballot paper – in case of need, you may request the Presiding Officer to mark your ballot paper in the presence of a polling officer.
  • Do NOT interfere with other voters who are recording their votes.

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