Electoral Affairs Commission

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Electoral Affairs Commission
選舉管理委員會
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Agency overview
Formed September 29, 1997 (1997-09-29)
Preceding
  • Boundary and Election Commission
    選區分界及選舉事務委員會
Jurisdiction  Hong Kong
Headquarters 10th floor, Harbour Centre, 25 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Agency executive
  • Mr Justice Barnabas FUNG Wah, Chairman
Key document
  • Electoral Affairs Commission Ordinance
Website www.eac.gov.hk
Electoral Affairs Commission
Traditional Chinese 選舉管理委員會

The Electoral Affairs Commission of Hong Kong (Chinese: 選舉管理委員會 is an independent, apolitical and impartial body established under the Electoral Affairs Commission Ordinance. 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.

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, which reports to the Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs (the Secretary for Constitutional Affairs before 1 July 2007).

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