Hong Kong local elections

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The Hong Kong local elections (Chinese: 區議會選舉) are elections in Hong Kong for the members of District Councils (District Boards before 1997). First held in 1982, the elections are held at 4-year intervals when the 18 district councils, totalling 412 elected members (as at 2011, up from 405 elected members in 2007) require renewal. The last election was on 22 November 2015. The elections are conducted by simple plurality, with an average constituency having a population of around 17,000 people. The councils range from 11 to 37 elected members, depending on that district's population. The Chief Executive may appoint up to a prescribed number of members to each council, totalling 102. The councils in the New Territories also have 27 ex officio members who are chairpersons of rural committees.

Hong Kong Island

Kowloon (including New Kowloon)

New Territories (excluding New Kowloon)

Each of the districts represents the area named in its name and its environs. There were historically 19 districts but Mong Kok District was subsequently merged with Yau Tsim District to form Yau Tsim Mong District, a neologism that incorporates words from three major areas of the district into its name.

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