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Legislative Council Elections
2000 Legislative Council Elections
 

Functional Constituency Elections

Election Briefs



28 FCs represent various sectors of the community - for example the professions, commerce, industry, labour and social welfare - which play a crucial role in the development of Hong Kong.
   

30 LegCo members will be returned by 28 functional constituencie (FCs). The two FC seats for municipal services in the first term LegCo will be replaced by the Catering and District Council FCs.The remaining26 FCs will be the same as those in the first term LegCo.
   
The 30 LegCo members will be returned through the following FCs :

 
1. Heung Yee Kuk
11. Architectural, Surveying and Planning 21. Financial Services
2. Agriculture and Fisheries 12. Labour (3 seats) 22. Sports, Performing Arts, Culture and Publication
3. Insurance 13. Social Welfare 23. Import and Export
4. Transport 14. Real Estate and Construction 24. Textiles and Garment
5. Education 15. Tourism 25. Wholesale and Retail
6. Legal 16. Commercial (First) 26. Information Technology
7. Accountancy 17. Commercial (Second) 27. Catering
8. Medical 18. Industrial (First) 28. District Council
9. Health Services
19. Industrial (Second)  
10. Engineering 20. Finance  


Voting systems for the FCs


For 23 of the FCs, the "first past the post" system will be used, and each voter may cast one vote. A voter must mark a tick '/' inside the circle next to the candidate of his/her choice with a chop provided by polling staff.
   

For the Labour FC with three seats, the "first past the post" system will be used, and each voter may cast up to three votes with a chop provided by polling staff.
   

For the 4 FCs with a small number of voters (i.e. Heung Yee Kuk, Agriculture and Fisheries, Insurance, and Transport), the preferential elimination system will be used. Under the system, a candidate needs an absolute majority of votes to get elected. A voter must choose at least one candidate. He/she must mark '1' in the circle opposite the name of candidate of his/her first preference, '2' opposite the name of candidate of his/her second preference, and so on.


Voting systems


23 FCs "First past the post" system
(A voter may cast one vote)
     

Labour FC with three seats
"First past the post" system
(A voter may cast up to three votes)
     

Heung Yee Kuk, Agriculture and Fisheries, Insurance, and Transport Preferential elimination system
(A voter must indicate his/her choice in descending order of preference)
 



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