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CHIEF EXECUTIVE ELECTION ORDINANCE

Ord. No. 21 of 2001

A531


(19) A person described in column 3 of Table 4 in section 2 in relation to the subsector specified in item 3 of that Table, who—

(a) is eligible to be registered as an elector under Part V of the Legislative Council Ordinance (Cap. 542) for a geographical constituency and has made an application to be so registered; or
(b) is registered in the existing geographical constituencies final register, and is eligible to be, and is not disqualified from being, registered as an elector for a geographical constituency,

is eligible to be registered as a voter in that subsector.

(20) A member of a body specified in item 1, 2, 3, 7 or 8 of column 3 of Table 5 in section 2 is not eligible to be registered as a voter for the relevant subsector, unless immediately before that member applies for registration as a voter—

(a) if the member is a corporate member of a body—
(i) that member has been a member of that body for at least 12 months; and
(ii) that member has been operating for at least 12 months; or
(b) if the member is a natural person, the person has been a member of that body for at least 12 months.

13. Corporate voter to have authorized representative

(1) A corporate voter is required to select one eligible person to be its authorized representative for the purpose of casting its vote at a subsector election.

(2) A person is eligible to be an authorized representative of a corporate voter for a subsector only if the person—

(a) is—
(i) registered as an elector for a geographical constituency; or
(ii) eligible to be registered as an elector for a geographical constituency and has applied to be so registered;
(b) has a substantial connection with the corporate voter;
(c) is not registered or has not made an application to be registered as a voter for the subsector; and
(d) is not disqualified from registration or voting under section 31 or 53 of the Legislative Council Ordinance (Cap. 542).

(3) A person who is an authorized representative of a corporate voter is not eligible to be selected as the authorized representative of another corporate voter.

(4) A person cannot act as an authorized representative of a corporate voter unless the person is registered as such a representative by the Electoral Registration Officer.

(5) A corporate voter may from time to time replace its authorized representative, but only in the circumstances and manner prescribed by the EAC Regulations. The replacement does not have effect until it is registered by the Electoral Registration Officer.

(6) An application may be made to the Electoral Registration Officer for the purposes of subsection (1) or (5) in accordance with the EAC Regulations by the corporate voter concerned. The application shall be in writing and be in a form specified under section 45.

(7) The Electoral Registration Officer may refuse an application made under subsection (6) only on the ground that the authorized representative specified in the application is ineligible to be, or is disqualified from being, such a representative.

14. Electoral Registration Officer to compile and publish a register of voters

(1) The Electoral Registration Officer shall compile and publish in accordance with the EAC Regulations—

(a) not later than 30 November 2001 and not later than 15 April in each subsequent year, a provisional register of voters for subsectors; and
(b) not later than 14 December 2001 and not later than 25 May in each subsequent year, a final register of voters for subsectors.