Senior Electoral Affairs Commission member retires amidst health concerns
Incumbent Electoral Affairs Commission (EAC) member Arthur Luk Yee-shun has retired from EAC due to health reasons, effective Monday (Apr 3).
Luk was appointed as a member of the EAC in 2015 and reappointed in 2019.
During his eight-year tenure, he contributed significantly to the EAC's mission to conduct and supervise public elections in Hong Kong.
Luk was experienced in legal and electoral affairs, including the Chief Executive Election, the Election Committee Subsector Ordinary Elections, the Legislative Council General Election, and the Legislative Council Election Committee Constituency By-election under the improved electoral system.
"We would like to express our sincere gratitude to Mr. Arthur Luk, SC, for his exemplary and dedicated service rendered to the EAC in the past eight years." the Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs, Erick Tsang Kwok-Wai, said.
The Government is actively searching for a candidate to fill the vacancy, announcing the appointment in due course per established procedures.
The EAC is a statutory body established under the Electoral Affairs Commission Ordinance (Cap. 541). Its responsibilities include; making recommendations on constituency boundaries, supervising public elections, and regulating electors' registration to ensure that public elections are conducted openly, fairly, and honestly.