• Sun
  • Oct 26, 2014
  • Updated: 4:58pm

Voting in circles 'a tradition'

PUBLISHED : Friday, 25 June, 1999, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 25 June, 1999, 12:00am
 

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.


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