Voting in circles 'a tradition'
Voters should be asked to use a circle, not a tick, on ballot papers, an independent legislator has suggested.
Andrew Wong Wang-fat said it was a Chinese tradition for people to use circles when voting.
'Chinese people have been used to using a circle to show their choice since the end of the Qing dynasty,' he told a Legco sub-committee meeting on the District Council elections.
The Electoral Affairs Commission has proposed that voters use a stamp bearing a tick in the November polls.
Mr Wong said using a circle would avoid ballot papers becoming invalid.
'A circle still looks like a circle, no matter which way round it is,' Mr Wong said.