Electoral Matters

Election Committee

The Election Committee (EC) is responsible for (a) nominating and electing the Chief Executive (CE); (b) electing 40 Legislative Council (LegCo) members; and (c) nominating all LegCo election candidates. The term of office of the EC is 5 years.

The EC is composed of 1 500 members with five sectors and 40 subsectors. There are three methods for returning EC members:

  1. holders of the specified offices of the subsectors could be registered as the ex-officio members
  2. nominated by the designated bodies of the subsectors
  3. elected by eligible corporate or individual voters in the subsectors for the remaining seats