AT THE POLLING STATION
Polling Day: Sunday, September 7
Polling Hours: 7.30am to 10.30pm
How to exercise your right to vote on polling day
1 Eligibility to vote
Hong Kong permanent residents aged 18 or over who have registered as electors on the final register published by the Registration and Electoral Office.
Functional constituencies: Registered electors from particular professional, industrial and trade bodies, whether individuals or authorised representatives of corporate electors for the respective constituency. To be eligible, electors must also be registered as geographical voters.
Voters must bring their Hong Kong identity card or other identity document when visiting the polling station in person.
2 At the polling station
Present your identity document to the polling staff inside the polling station, who will verify your personal particulars against the final register of electors.
You will be given 1, 2 or 3 different ballot papers, depending on your entitlement, and a paper board together with a chop bearing a 'v'. A black pen will also be provided if you are an elector in the Insurance or Transport sectors, where the preferential elimination system of voting is adopted.
3 Methods for casting votes
Geographical constituency ballot papers
Electors vote for lists that may comprise one candidate or multiple candidates. Use the chop attached to the paperboard to stamp a 'v' in the circle opposite the list of your choice. You can vote for only ONE list.
Functional constituency ballot papers
Electors in functional constituencies should use the chop attached to the paperboard to stamp a 'v' in the circle opposite the name of the candidate of choice on the ballot paper. Electors can vote for only ONE candidate, except for those in the Insurance or Transport sectors, where a preferential elimination system of voting is adopted.
If you have made a mistake in marking the ballot paper, return it to the presiding officer and ask for a replacement.
4 After marking the ballot papers
For a geographical constituency ballot paper, fold it once to conceal the 'v' mark before putting it into the blue ballot box.
For a functional constituency ballot paper, turn it face down instead of folding it and insert it into the red ballot box.
Paperboards with chops should be returned to polling staff before voters leave the station. It is illegal to remove ballot papers from the polling station.
5 For voting inquiries, call the electoral hotline on 2891 1001 or fax 2827 4644.