Complaint level 'not a big deal'

PUBLISHED : Friday, 03 April, 1998, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 03 April, 1998, 12:00am

Forty-five complaints were lodged about yesterday's election, Electoral Affairs Commission Chairman Mr Justice Woo Kwok-hing said.

Five came from people who were upset they had no right to vote, several of them because they had changed address.

Four referred to the number of polling stations.

Mr Justice Woo said none of the complaints was serious enough to undermine the integrity of the poll.

'Fourteen complaints are not a big deal,' he said.

'Some voters might not understand what's happening . . . , some may not even have read their election notification. We have to study them further.' Other complaints concerned candidates campaigning near polling stations and the ban on mobile phones in stations.