Voters urged to update list
AN appeal was made yesterday for voters to update their registration particulars in the wake of numerous mistakes being found on the registration list.
In a statement issued last night, a spokesman for the Registration and Electoral Office said all voters should inform the office if there were changes to their personal particulars.
''The accuracy of the register of electors, to a large extent, depends on the co-operation of electors to report changes of particulars,'' he said.
Corrections, however, cannot be made in time for September's district board polls.
Mistakes were detected on Thursday in Central and Western District where the Acting-Governor Anson Chan Fang On-sang was registered at the same address as her predecessor, Sir David Ford.
Former Chief Justice, Sir Denys Roberts, was also registered at the address.
Also yesterday, a group of Chinese University lecturers published an open letter asking voters not to support candidates with party affiliations.
The letter, carried in Ming Pao , accused the political parties of being more concerned with political rivalry than voters' welfare.
A spokesman for Ming Pao refused to reveal the identity and number of the sponsors, but said she was satisfied with their background.
Another 38 candidates signed up as candidates yesterday.
Among them was dissident Yiu Yung-chin, who was detained in Shanghai for one year for his participation in the 1989 pro-democracy movement.
Mr Yiu is contesting a seat in Mongkok's Tai Nan constituency.
He was supported by prominent Chinese dissidents Fang Lizhi and Wang Juntao.
A total of 91 complaints have been lodged, 73 of which were related to election advertisements and seven to electioneering in private premises.