Under Section 12 of the Elections (Corrupt and Illegal Conduct) Ordinance, any person who provides, or meets all or part of the cost of providing any food, drink or entertainment for another person as an inducement to or a reward for that person or a third person to vote or not to vote at the election for particular candidate(s) shall be guilty of an offence. Any person who solicits, accepts or takes food, drink or entertainment as an inducement or reward for performing the above act shall also be guilty of an offence.

Under Section 11 of the Elections (Corrupt and Illegal Conduct) Ordinance, any person who, without reasonable excuse, offers an advantage to another person as an inducement to or a reward for that person or for him to get or try to get a third person to vote or not to vote at the election for particular candidate(s) shall be guilty of an offence. Any person who, without reasonable excuse, solicits or accepts an advantage for performing the above act shall also be guilty of an offence.

Section 26 of the Elections (Corrupt and Illegal Conduct) Ordinance states that any candidate or person who publishes a materially false or misleading statement of fact about particular candidate(s) for the purpose of promoting or prejudicing the election of the candidate or candidates shall be guilty of an offence.

All publicity materials printed and distributed for promoting the election of a candidate are election advertisements. The expenses incurred for the production, etc. of such publicity materials are counted as the candidate's election expenses. According to Section 23 of the Elections (Corrupt and Illegal Conduct) Ordinance, only a candidate and election expense agent appointed by him can incur election expenses. Any person who incurs election expense without the candidate's authorisation is liable to commit an offence under this provision.

Text of Elections (Corrupt and Illegal Conduct) Ordinance

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