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Election Fraud

Bulgarian authorities seize 350,000 illegal ballot papers ahead of polls

Bulgarian authorities said they had seized 350,000 illegal ballot papers ahead of yesterday's elections, an allegation which sparked opposition accusations of fraud against the former ruling party of Boyko Borisov.

Monday, 13 May, 2013, 5:06am

Egypt's opposition will appeal against result of referendum on constitution

Egypt's opposition said yesterday it will appeal against the result of a referendum, in which voters approved a new constitution backed by ruling Islamists but for which the turnout was low.

The opposition vowed to keep up a struggle that has spawned weeks of protests and damaging instability.

24 Dec 2012 - 5:07am

Pair on trial for false voter registration

Two men stood trial yesterday accused of giving false information when they registered to vote before the district council elections last November.

Company proprietor Lui Sze-kwok, 41, and salesman Ching Tak-ho, 30, pleaded not guilty in Kowloon City Court.

11 Sep 2012 - 3:11am

Purge of voting list in bid to foil cheats could be challenged, critics say

The government's decision to deprive more than 200,000 people of their vote in next weekend's Legislative Council election because they failed to verify their addresses could be challenged in court, a barrister and a rights group say.

1 Sep 2012 - 3:57am

Everybody loses when a vote is rigged

The stakes are high in the coming Legislative Council election, so the temptation to rig the results will be even higher. It behoves the government and the election watchdog to be especially vigilant, given the widespread fraud that was detected in last year's district council election. The ICAC, after all, has arrested 52 people in connection with vote-rigging.

21 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Address? 'Next to the vegetable stall'

Despite the government's crackdown against vote-rigging, an incomplete inspection of the voters' list for the September election has found at least 161 names with suspicious or vague home addresses.

21 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Older vote could hit democrat candidates

Pan-democratic candidates may suffer at the polls from marked shifts in the age groups of voters registered for September's legislative election, analysts said yesterday.

19 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

230,000 voters on omission list

The number of voters could drop for the first time in six years after nearly a quarter of a million voters put themselves at risk of disqualification for failing to verify their addresses.

It means that only 3.45 million Hongkongers will be eligible to vote in the Legislative Council elections in September.

16 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

250,000 voters risk being struck off roll

About 250,000 voters risk being struck off the electoral roll if they fail to validate their addresses by June 29.

They have ignored requests from the Registration and Electoral Office despite being given six weeks to reply, the office said in a document for lawmakers' discussion.

2 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Pair held over hacking of mock poll

Police last night questioned a man and a youth arrested over an attack by hackers on a computer system being used in a mock election for the chief executive.

The pair, both Hongkongers and aged 17 and 28, were arrested on Saturday evening by detectives from the force's commercial crime bureau at premises in Kowloon and the New Territories. The pair were later released on bail.

26 Mar 2012 - 12:00am