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Canvassing materials should be in English and Chinese

A pool of 460,000 votes should be a big draw for candidates in a hotly contested election. But our hopefuls in the September Legco polls apparently think otherwise.

Wednesday, 29 August, 2012, 2:22am

Complaints pour in over poll for chief executive

More than 80 complaints have been made to the Electoral Affairs Commission regarding the chief executive election, compared with 30 recorded after the 2007 poll.

29 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Move to give the vote to all HK inmates

The government has proposed giving all prisoners the right to vote regardless of the severity of their crimes and the length of their sentences.

It hopes the proposal will become law by the summer.

10 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Court to hear claim of election misconduct

The High Court will be asked to determine whether the results of a district council seat, marred by accusations of election violence and misconduct, should be declared void, paving the way for a by-election.

23 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Police receive complaint from Civic Party over poll incident

Two lawmakers went to the police yesterday, alleging they had been unfairly surrounded by another candidate's canvassing agents during the district council balloting on Sunday. They said the incident may have affected the results.

21 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

2,000 election complaints filed

About 2,000 complaints about the district council elections had been received up to 5pm yesterday.

A government spokesman said most were about adverts used to promote candidates.

Another major complaint concerned breaches of no-canvassing zones and no-staying zones, she said.

19 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Chan's pledge to elderly sparks poll controversy

Anson Chan Fang On-sang stirred fresh controversy when she pledged to become a patron of a volunteer group for the elderly and tried to secure donations for it during a vote-canvassing visit yesterday.

But she quickly clarified that she only meant to consider the request for help after the Legco by-election.

7 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

New look, new outlook ... but same old grudges

Four years ago, as security chief pushing the unpopular Article 23 national security bill, Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee, wearing her trademark leopard-print pants, black leather jacket and dark sunglasses, fiercely defended herself in the face of barbed comments about her hairstyle.

8 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Poor response from electors hardly a vote of confidence

On the face of it, it was hard to imagine this was a big day for Hong Kong because even areas where candidates were supposed to canvass were exceptionally quiet.

Piles of election fliers, on tables set up by candidates of opposing camps near major polling stations across the city, remained largely untouched as the voting for the Election Committee got under way.

11 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Elderly villagers taken for a ride

Canvassing leaflets were spotted inside several vehicles providing free rides to voters yesterday in remote villages of Pat Heung, Yuen Long.

Pieces of orange paper were displayed on the windshields of the cars, and drivers dressed in white shirts with orange strips on their sleeves could be seen wandering around polling stations in the district.

13 Sep 2004 - 12:00am