The run-up to the first election for the IT Functional Constituency seat in Legco has been filled with high drama. One prospective candidate was charged with abusing government resources, but eventually dropped out along with another after both were found to hold right of abode outside of Hong Kong. Other candidates have been accused of being unduly influenced by loyalties - either to political parties or factions within the IT community. The controversy may prove to have served a useful purpose if it encourages the more than 3,000 eligible voters to exercise their right and vote this Sunday. To help readers and voters choose, Technology Post today prints the results of a question and answer survey compiled with the help of the three candidates: Ringo Chan Kei-fu, Edward Yung Kai-ning and Sin Chung-kai. Reporter Ella Lee prepared an exhaustive list of questions on key policy issues. How should Hong Kong develop a true IT economy? What should the status be of IT professionals, and how would they achieve it? Should Hong Kong enact special privacy or censorship laws for the Internet? The answers to these and other questions start on Page 5. Readers not eligible to vote in this election can make their preferences known to eligible IT voters. They also can find out how they can become eligible to vote in future elections.