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EAC Report on 2003 District Council Election published

The Electoral Affairs Commission (EAC) Report on the 2003 District Council (DC) Election is published today (April 15).

The report describes how the EAC conducted and supervised the 2003 DC election and sets out the detailed arrangements at various stages of the election. It also contains a review of these arrangements in the light of experience, and improvement measures proposed for future elections.

"We are grateful to the EAC for their efforts in reviewing the arrangements for the 2003 DC election and compiling the post-election report," a government spokesman said.

"The government will work closely with the EAC to follow up on the recommendations contained in the report, taking into consideration the views of the community," he said.

The EAC report was submitted to the Chief Executive on February 21, 2004, in accordance with the requirements of the Electoral Affairs Commission Ordinance (Cap. 541). In line with past practice and the principle of open and transparent elections, the government agreed with the EAC's recommendation that the report should be made public.

Copies of the report are available for collection at District Offices. The report can also be downloaded from the website of EAC (www.info.gov.hk/eac).

Ends/Thursday, April 15, 2004