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CHIEF EXECUTIVE ELECTION ORDINANCE

Ord. No. 21 of 2001

A551


PART 6
Miscellaneous

44. Appointment of Electoral Registration Officer and assistants

(1) The Chief Executive shall appoint an Electoral Registration Officer and such number of Assistant Electoral Registration Officers as appears to the Chief Executive to be necessary for the purposes of registering persons as members of the Election Committee and as voters at subsector elections.

(2) The Electoral Registration Officer has such functions as are conferred or imposed on that Officer by or under this Schedule.

(3) An Assistant Electoral Registration Officer may, with the authority of the Electoral Registration Officer, perform the functions of Electoral Registration Officer.

(4) The Secretary for Constitutional Affairs shall publish in the Gazette a notice of the appointment of a person as Electoral Registration Officer and the Officer’s address.

(5) The executive authorities of the Government shall ensure that the Electoral Registration Officer is provided with such staff as that Officer requires in order to perform that Officer’s functions under this Schedule.

(6) Expenses properly incurred by the Electoral Registration Officer in the performance of that Officer’s functions under this Schedule or the Electoral Affairs Commission Ordinance (Cap. 541) are a charge on, and are payable from, the general revenue.

45. Electoral Registration Officer may specify forms

The Electoral Registration Officer may specify the form of any application, notice, return, record or other document required for the purposes of this Schedule.

46. Appointment of Revising Officer

(1) The Chief Justice may appoint any magistrate, or any legal officer within the meaning of the Legal Officers Ordinance (Cap. 87), to be a Revising Officer for the purposes of this Schedule.

(2) If no appointment is made under subsection (1), the Registrar of the High Court is taken to be a Revising Officer.

(3) A Revising Officer has such functions as are conferred or imposed on the Officer by or under this Schedule.

(4) A Revising Officer has, when performing the Officer’s functions, the powers and immunities of a magistrate under sections 21, 22, 99, 125 and 126 of the Magistrates Ordinance (Cap. 227).

47. Appointment of Returning Officers and assistants

(1) The Electoral Affairs Commission shall appoint for each subsector a Returning Officer and such number of Assistant Returning Officers as appears to the Commission to be necessary to enable members of the Election Committee (other than ex-officio members) to be returned for the subsector.

(2) A Returning Officer has such functions as are conferred or imposed on that Officer by or under this Schedule.

(3) An Assistant Returning Officer may, with the authority of the Returning Officer concerned, perform the functions of Returning Officer.

(4) The Electoral Affairs Commission shall publish in the Gazette a notice of the appointment of a Returning Officer and that Officer’s address.

(5) The executive authorities of the Government shall ensure that each Returning Officer is provided with such staff as that Officer requires in order to perform that Officer’s functions under this Schedule.