The Village Representative Elections, the Rural Committee Elections, the elections of Special Councillors for the Heung Yee Kuk and the Kaifong Representative Elections in Cheung Chau and Peng Chau from 2015 onwards, as well as the by-elections of the aforesaid rural elections, are regulated by the Elections (Corrupt and Illegal Conduct) Ordinance (Cap. 554). The legislation, enforced by the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC), aims to uphold honesty and prevent corrupt and illegal conduct in public elections.

To help candidates, their election helpers and electors better understand the legislation and avoid any contravention of the law due to misunderstanding or inadvertence, the ICAC has launched a series of educational and publicity activities to promote the "Support Clean Elections" message as follows: