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Electoral Affairs Commission
選舉管理委員會

Logo of the Commission since 2023
Agency overview
Formed29 September 1997 (1997-09-29)
Preceding
  • Boundary and Election Commission
    選區分界及選舉事務委員會
Jurisdiction Hong Kong
Headquarters10th floor, Harbour Centre, 25 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Agency executive
Parent departmentConstitutional and Mainland Affairs Bureau
Key document
  • Electoral Affairs Commission Ordinance
Websitewww.eac.gov.hk
Electoral Affairs Commission
Traditional Chinese選舉管理委員會
Simplified Chinese选举管理委员会

The Electoral Affairs Commission (EAC) is the body, established under the Electoral Affairs Commission Ordinance,[1] that oversees electoral matters in Hong Kong. Its main functions include considering or reviewing the boundaries of Legislative Council geographical constituencies and constituencies of the 18 District Councils for the purpose of making recommendations, and overseeing the conduct and supervision of elections and regulating the procedures at an election. It is also responsible for supervision of the registration of electors and the promotional activities relating to registration.

History

In 1997, the EAC succeeded the former Boundary and Election Commission (Chinese: 選區分界及選舉事務委員會), which was established on 23 July 1993. It is headed by a chairman, a position which has always been filled a High Court (formerly known as Supreme Court) judge. The executive body that is responsible for elections is the Registration and Electoral Office [zh] (Chinese: 選舉事務處), which reports to the Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs (the Secretary for Constitutional Affairs before 1 July 2007).

Chairman

# Name Tenure start Tenure end Tenure length
1 Woo Kwok-hing, GBS 29 September 1997 16 August 2006 8 years and 322 days
2 Pang Kin-kee, SBS 17 August 2006 16 August 2009 3 years and 0 days
3 Barnabas Fung Wah, GBS 17 August 2009 16 August 2022 13 years and 0 days
4 David Lok Kai-hong[2][3] 1 September 2022 Incumbent 1 year and 158 days

See also

References

  1. ^ "Cap. 541 Electoral Affairs Commission Ordinance". Hong Kong e-Legislation. 25 January 2019. Retrieved 17 November 2019.
  2. ^ Justice David Lok to head electoral affairs body, RTHK News, 31 Aug 2022
  3. ^ David Lok Kai-hong appointed Chairman of elections body, The Standard, 31 August 2022