Deposit (politics)

Deposit (politics)

A deposit is a sum of money that a candidate must pay in return for the right to stand for election to certain political offices, particularly seats in legislatures.

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Deposit (politics) - Hong Kong
... Hong Kong's Legislative Council is subject to a depositof HK$50,000 for a geographical constituency, and HK$25,000 for a "functional constituency" ... Depositsare forfeit if the list (or candidate) fails to achieve a vote of less than 3% of the valid votes cast in the constituency ... For District Council elections, the depositamount is HK$3000 ...

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