Spoilt Vote

Wukan holds first free election

More than 6,000 people in restive Wukan - a Guangdong fishing community where villagers have been in a stand-off with authorities for months over dodgy land grabs - cast ballots yesterday for a committee that will oversee elections for a new village chief next month.

Thursday, 2 February, 2012, 12:00am

Void ballots delay result of Macau poll

Macau's election commission yesterday declared void nearly one in 20 of the ballots cast in Sunday's legislative election, and delayed its declaration of the results.

22 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Puzzles from a confusing poll

The Taiwanese opposition has called for a recount and an independent inquiry into irregularities in the election. These are some key areas of concern.

Claims that Mr Chen engineered the shooting to win sympathy votes.

Taiwan's military was put on round-the-clock combat readiness status after the assassination attempt, preventing soldiers from voting.

22 Mar 2004 - 12:00am

Glitches throw a spanner in the works

Human error and a computer glitch were to blame for ballot-counting confusion, the head of the election watchdog, Mr Justice Woo Kwok-hing, said.

The announcement of final results was delayed for 45 minutes and updates could not be carried out on time, keeping candidates and reporters waiting for hours at the counting centre in Wan Chai.

12 Sep 2000 - 12:00am

Scholars defend blank ballots

ACADEMICS have accused senior electoral officials of trying to control voters' behaviour after advising people not to cast blank ballots.

They warned that such a suggestion breached the principles of democracy and predicted more people would cast blank ballots as a subtle protest against the undemocratic system of government.

10 Sep 2000 - 12:00am

Spoilt elections

Nothing better illustrates the case against ultra-small functional constituencies than the persistent problems with the Regional Council seat.

5 Sep 1998 - 12:00am