Election canvass review

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 02 June, 1994, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 02 June, 1994, 12:00am

A REVIEW after September's district board elections will decide whether canvassing on polling day should be banned.

The United Democrats, submitting their views on the election guidelines to the Boundary and Election Commission yesterday, said they had long opposed polling day canvassing because it annoyed voters and created conflict among candidates and their agents.

Legislator Lee Wing-tat said experience showed there were a large number of abuses and malpractices on polling day and candidates were not afraid of complaints because they would not be dealt with until after the election.

''Many candidates had exploited this loophole in previous elections and this was unfair to those who observed the rules,'' he said.

Commission chairman Mr Justice Woo said it would look at the issue.