Eligibility Requirements for Electors

Indigenous Inhabitant Representative Election Resident Representative Election Kaifong Representative Election
  • aged 18 or above;
  • an indigenous inhabitant of the Indigenous/Composite Indigenous Village, or a spouse of an indigenous inhabitant of the Village; and
  • holds a recognized identity document
*Indigenous Inhabitant
in relation to an Indigenous Village that existed in 1898 (whether or not the name the Village now has is the same name it had in 1898) means:

(i) a person who was in 1898 a resident of the Village; or

(ii) a person who is descended through the male line from a person mentioned in (i)
  • aged 18 or above;
  • a resident of the Existing Village;
  • a Hong Kong permanent resident; and
  • a resident of the Village for the 3 years immediately before the date of application for registration as an elector
*Resident
in relation to an Existing Village, means a person whose principal residential address is in the Village. A principal residential address means the address of the dwelling place at which a person resides and which constitutes the person's sole or main home.

If registered electors of the Resident Representative Election, whether or not they are indigenous inhabitants or the spouse of indigenous inhabitants, no longer reside in the Village for which they are registered, or the principal residential addresses recorded in the register of electors are no longer the addresses of their sole or main homes, they become ineligible to remain registered as electors. It is an offence if they vote in an election.
  • aged 18 or above;
  • a resident of the Market Town (Cheung Chau / Peng Chau);
  • a Hong Kong permanent resident ;and
  • a resident of the Market Town for the 3 years immediately before the date of the application for registration as an elector
*Resident
in relation to a Market Town, means a person whose principal residential address is in the Market Town (Cheung Chau / Peng Chau). A principal residential address means the address of the dwelling place at which a person resides and which constitutes the person's sole or main home.

If registered electors of the Kaifong Representative Election no longer reside in the Market Town for which they are registered, or the principal residential addresses recorded in the register of electors are no longer the addresses of their sole or main homes , they become ineligible to remain registered as electors. It is an offence if they vote in an election.

*Note: For interpretations of "Indigenous Inhabitant" and "Resident", please refer to the detailed provisions of Rural Representative Election Ordinance (Section 2 of Cap.576)


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