Voters' complaints decline

PUBLISHED : Monday, 21 August, 1995, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 21 August, 1995, 12:00am

THE number of election complaints so far is much lower than the previous two elections, according to the Chairman of the Boundary and Election Commission Mr Justice Woo.

Mr Justice Woo said that only 27 complaints had been received by the commission concerning this year's Legco election.

The figure is relatively low compared with the district board election last September when more than 100 complaints were filed one week after nominations closed.

He said the number of candidates participating in the Legco election was fewer and this may be one reason for the drop.

The quality of the candidates may also be a reason for the change, Mr Justice Woo said.

'Maybe the candidates this time are more sophisticated and familiar with the election rules,' he said.

Most of the complaints concern problems over the display of election materials and the commission has finished processing 12 of the 27 cases, he said.

Meanwhile, he revealed that the commission had finished reviewing the 138 nominations for the election and he believed that they all met the requirements.

He said there would be an official announcement from the commission soon.