Method for the Formation of the Legislative Council

Decision of the National People's Congress

Pursuant to the Decision by the National People's Congress adopted on 11 March 2021:

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Size and Composition of LegCo

Pursuant to the Annex II to Basic Law amended by NPC Standing Committee on 30 March 2021, the LegCo shall be composed of 90 members as follows:

Members returned by the Election Committee40 persons
Members returned by functional constituencies30 persons
Members returned by geographical constituencies through direct elections20 persons
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Part one: Returned by the Election Committee

Nomination and Candidature

Polling

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Part two: Returned by Functional Constituencies

Composition, seats allocation and electorates of 28 Functional Constituencies

Functional Constituencies Seats Electorates
Individuals Bodies
1 Agriculture and fisheries 1
2 Heung Yee Kuk 1
3 Industrial (first) 1
4 Industrial (second) 1
5 Textiles and garment 1
6 Commercial (first) 1
7 Commercial (second) 1
8 Commercial (third) 1
9 Finance 1
10 Financial services 1
11 Insurance 1
12 Real estate and construction 1
13 Transport 1
14 Import and export 1
15 Tourism 1
16 Catering 1
17 Wholesale and retail 1
18 Technology and innovation 1
19 Engineering 1
20 Architecture, surveying, planning and landscape 1
21 Accountancy 1
22 Legal 1
23 Education 1
24 Sports, performing arts, culture and publication 1
25 Medical and health services 1
26 Social welfare 1
27 Labour 3
28 HKSAR deputies to the NPC, HKSAR members of the National Committee of CPPCC, and representatives of relevant national organisations 1
Total:30

Remark:
(i) Eligible corporate voters of a functional constituency shall be composed of bodies, organisations, associations or businesses which are representative and specified in relevant laws. To be eligible as a corporate voter of a functional constituency, an association or business should be in continuous operation for more than three years after acquiring qualifications for that functional constituency, unless they are specified in the electoral laws of the HKSAR.

Nomination and Candidature

Voting

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Part three: Returned by Geographical Constituencies through Direct Elections

Delineation and System of Election

Nomination and Candidature

Polling

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Overview of Candidature, Nomination and Voting Arrangements

Formation Method Who can run in the election? Nomination Threshold Electorate Voting method
Nominations from EC / relevant FC or GC Nominations from EC
Election Committee Constituency
(40 seats)
All Registered Electors aged 21 or above (need not be EC Members) who have ordinarily resided in Hong Kong for 3 years immediately preceding the nomination 10-20 2-4 from each of the 5 sectors 1500 EC Members
  • Block Vote (each EC member must select 40 candidates)
  • The 40 candidates who obtain the greatest number of votes shall be returned in the election.
Functional Constituencies
(30 seats)
Registered Electors aged 21 or above who have ordinarily resided in Hong Kong for 3 years immediately preceding the nomination
and
Registered voters of the concerned FC or has a substantial connection with that FC
10-20 2-4 from each of the 5 sectors Eligible individual and corporate electors*
  • Except the Labour FC shall continue to return 3 Members, all other constituencies shall return one member each
  • First-Past-the-Post
Geographical Constituencies
(20 seats)
All Registered Electors aged 21 or above who have ordinarily resided in Hong Kong for 3 years immediately preceding the nomination 100-200 2-4 from each of the 5 sectors All registered electors
  • Double Seats and Single Vote (each constituency returns 2 members, and each voter can vote for 1 candidate)
  • The two candidates who obtain the greatest number of votes shall be returned in the election.

*Unless specified in the electoral law, an association or enterprise may become a corporate elector for an FC only if it has been operating for not less than three years after acquiring relevant qualifications for that FC.