Clean Rural Elections Information Booklet
To help candidates and election helpers of various rural elections better understand the Elections (Corrupt and Illegal Conduct) Ordinance (ECICO), the ICAC has produced a "Clean Rural Elections Information Booklet" (PDF file) (the "Booklet") for their reference. Through the arrangement of the Home Affairs Department, each candidate will receive a copy of the Booklet when submitting the nomination form.
The Booklet covers Rural Representative Election, Rural Committee Election and Heung Yee Kuk Election and consists of four parts:
- Questions and Answers - spells out the spirit of the law and its application to election situations;
- Gist of Past Election Cases - features the gist of some ECICO cases in past elections;
- Dos and Don'ts Checklist - states what candidates and election helpers should take note of in the process of running an election; and
- Channels for Reports and Enquiries - provides the channels for making reports and enquiries to the ICAC
Reminder for Voter Registration
A person must ensure his eligibility to vote when applying for registration as an elector or voting at an election. The ICAC has produced a new pamphlet for the Rural Representative Election to remind the public the legal requirements in voter registration.
Guidelines for Electors
To remind electors to abide by the rules and support clean elections, the ICAC has produced a "Guidelines for Electors" leaflet (PDF file) containing major points-to-note of the ECICO. The leaflet will be sent to electors of the Rural Elections together with the polling notice.