Nomination period for village representatives election starts 9 November

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Everyone one of us who lives in a village whinges much of the time about how the place is run. Well, now’s your chance to do something about it. The 2019 Rural Ordinary Election will be held in January next year.

The Village Representative (including Indigenous Inhabitant Representative and Resident Representative) Election will be conducted on two consecutive Sundays on 6 and 13 January 2019.

The nomination period will be from 9 – 22  November 2018.

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The Rural Ordinary Election is arranged as stipulated in the Rural Representative Election Ordinance. At present, there are 709 villages with a total of 1,484 Village Representative seats, including 695 Resident Representative seats and 789 Indigenous Inhabitant Representative seats. In addition, there are 39 and 17 Kaifong Representative seats for the Market Towns of Cheung Chau and Peng Chau respectively.

An Indigenous Inhabitant Representative is returned by electors of Indigenous/ Composite Indigenous Village. They reflect views on the affairs of an indigenous village on behalf of the indigenous inhabitants of that Village, and deal with all affairs relating to the lawful traditional rights and interests, and the traditional way of life, of those indigenous inhabitants.

A Resident Representative is returned by electors of Existing Village. They reflect views on the affairs of a village on behalf of the residents of that village, and do not deal with any affairs relating to the lawful traditional rights and interests of indigenous inhabitants.

Many villages have not had a Rural Representative for many years, with many positions vacant.

The eligibility requirements to be nominated as a Indigenous Inhabitant Representative are:

  • an indigenous inhabitant of the Indigenous/ Composite Indigenous Village;
  • elector for the Indigenous or Composite Indigenous Village;
  • aged 21 or above; a Hong Kong permanent resident;
  • ordinarily resides in Hong Kong;
  • and nominated by at least five registered electors from that Village.

The villages in the Sai Kung and Clearwater Bay area are:

The eligibility requirements to be nominated as a Resident Representative are:
  • elector for the Existing Village;
  • aged 21 or above;
  • a Hong Kong permanent resident;
  • a resident of the Village for the 6 years immediately preceding the nomination;
  • and nominated by at least five registered electors from that Existing Village.

The villages that make up the Sai Kung North Rural Committee area are:

  • Che Ha (輋下)
  • Chek Keng
  • Cheung Muk Tau (樟木頭)
  • Cheung Sheung
  • Ha Yeung
  • Hoi Ha
  • Kei Ling Ha Lo Wai (企嶺下老圍)
  • Kei Ling Ha San Wai (企嶺下新圍)
  • Ko Lau Wan
  • Ko Tong
  • Kwun Hang (官坑)
  • Lai Chi Chong
  • Ma Kwu Lam (馬牯纜)
  • Nai Chung (泥涌)
  • Nam Shan Tung
  • Nga Iu Tau Tsun (瓦窰頭)
  • Ngong Ping
  • Pak Sha O
  • Pak Tam Au
  • Ping Chau Chau Mei
  • Ping Chau Chau Tau
  • Ping Chau Nai Tau
  • Ping Chau Sha Tau
  • Ping Chau Tai Tong
  • Sai Keng (西徑)
  • Sai O (西澳)
  • Sham Chung
  • Tai Tan
  • Tai Tung (大洞)
  • Tan Ka Wan
  • Tap Mun
  • Tap Mun Fishermen Village
  • Tin Liu (田寮)
  • To Kwa Peng
  • Tseng Tau (井頭)
  • Tung Sam Kei
  • Uk Tau
  • Wong Chuk Yeung
  • Yung Shu O
The villages that make up the Sai Kung Rural Committee area are:
  • Che Keng Tuk
  • Hing Keng Shek
  • Ho Chung
  • Hoi Pong Street
  • Kai Ham
  • Kau Sai San Tsuen
  • Long Keng
  • Lung Mei
  • Ma Nam Wat
  • Main Street (East)
  • Main Street (West)
  • Man Wo
  • Man Yee Wan New Village
  • Mau Ping New Village
  • Mok Tse Che
  • Nam A
  • Nam Shan
  • Nam Wai
  • Ngong Wo
  • O Long
  • O Tau
  • Pak A
  • Pak Kong
  • Pak Kong Au
  • Pak Lap
  • Pak Sha Wan
  • Pak Tam
  • Pak Tam Chung
  • Pak Wai
  • Pik Uk
  • Ping Tun
  • Po Tung Road (East)
  • Po Tung Road (West)
  • Sai Kung Road (North)
  • Sai Kung Road (South)
  • Sai Wan
  • See Cheung Street
  • Sha Ha
  • Sha Kok Mei
  • Sha Tsui New Village
  • Shan Liu
  • She Tau
  • Shek Hang
  • Ta Ho Tun
  • Tai Lam Wu
  • Tai Long
  • Tai Mong Tsai
  • Tai No
  • Tai Po Tsai
  • Tai She Wan
  • Tai Street (East)
  • Tai Street (West)
  • Tai Wan
  • Tak Lung Back Street
  • Tak Lung Front Street
  • Tam Wat
  • Tit Kim Hang
  • Tsak Yue Wu
  • Tsam Chuk Wan
  • Tsiu Hang
  • Tso Wo Hang
  • Tui Min Hoi
  • Tung A
  • Uk Cheung
  • Wo Liu
  • Wo Mei
  • Wong Chuk Shan New Village
  • Wong Chuk Wan
  • Wong Keng Tei
  • Wong Keng Tsai
  • Wong Mo Ying
  • Wong Yi Chau
  • Yim Tin Tsai

For more information on how to stand in the election go to https://www.had.gov.hk/rre/eng/home/index.html

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