Woman concerned her forged signature used on voter form

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 03 June, 2004, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 03 June, 2004, 12:00am

Updated at 6.20pm:
A woman is concerned that someone forged her signature on a voter registration form, a local newspaper reported on Thursday.

The Ming Pao reported that the woman, surnamed Chan, told a local radio station her suspicions after she signed up for Chinese painting classes at Tseung Kwan O Women's Centre. Ms Chan said someone subsequently forged her signature on the voter registration form.

Ms Chan told the radio host that soon after she signed up for the course, she received a phone call from the Registration and Electoral Office who wanted to re-examine the details on the form, the paper reported.

Ms Chan then realised the signature on the form was fake.

She said the Registration and Electoral officer told her two to three such cases occurred in each district, the paper reported.

A spokesman for the office told Ming Pao that forging the signature on a voter registry was a criminal offence. It has passed the case on to police.

The spokesman said this was the only reported complaint they have received.

Another radio listener also said his signature had been forged on a voter registration form. The Registration and Electoral Office later accepted his request to cancel the registration, Ming Pao reported.

The Tseung Kwan O Women's Centre spokesman said they had not signed up any people as voters.

The spokesman said they only helped citizens register and then sent the completed forms to the Registration and Electoral Office.