Voting System

Egypt's draft constitution vague on specifics

Mursi (right) receives a copy of new constitution. Photo: EPA

The draft constitution on which Egyptians will vote on December 15 is supposed to usher in the kind of democratic reform that demonstrators demanded nearly two years ago in protests that led to the fall of then-president Hosni Mubarak.

Monday, 3 December, 2012, 4:24am

Arts Development Council election system under review

Arts Development Council election system under review

Individual artists excluded from voting for members of the Arts Development Council may gain the right to vote under changes proposed by the arts funding body.

17 Nov 2012 - 4:23am

Asian-American voters get election papers in their own language in US

Election papers in Spanish and Tagalog in Las Vegas. Photo: NYT

Joshua Pajarillo stood outside Seafood City in Las Vegas, greeting fellow Filipinos in Tagalog and trying to get them to stop and fill out Clark County's new voter registration form.

Responding to a recent surge in Asian voter populations, Nevada and 10 other US states are being compelled by federal law to print ballots and other voting materials in languages other than English.

20 Oct 2012 - 3:58am

Legco voting system needs reviewing

The saying "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" appears to be the guiding principle in our Legco elections. Since 1998, the proportional representation voting system has been hailed as a better formula to achieve fairer representation based on a party's share of votes. But the recent electoral results have once again proved this may not be the case.

24 Sep 2012 - 1:28am

Race is on to crack down on vote fraud

People who fail to report a change of address but still vote could be jailed under proposals to plug loopholes in the voter registration system.

The government also plans to require new voters to provide proof of abode during registration, while the electoral office will step up random checks on voters' addresses next month.

14 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Public voting not double trouble

Organisers believe a 100 per cent increase in public voting will not undermine the credibility of the Hong Kong Top Footballer Awards - also known as Hong Kong soccer's 'Oscars'.

13 May 2010 - 12:00am

Judge gives government more time to devise prisoner voting system

The High Court judge who struck down a ban on prisoner voting gave the government a temporary reprieve yesterday, ruling that the landmark overhaul to voting rules could be delayed until October 31.

12 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Miss Asia software, voting system in spotlight

Votes cut 'because some cast many times'

Discrepancies between the voting results and outcome of the Miss Asia Pageant could have been caused by computer software problems or an inadequate internet voting system.

17 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Democracy founders on illogic of voting systems

Democracy has over time become a lofty ideal few openly oppose. Even North Korea calls itself a democratic republic. Western countries think they have established the perfect model, and that their combination of democracy and capitalism is the ultimate goal for all nations.

13 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Fair voting system

The analytical article headlined 'Predicting Legco election more than simple maths' (November 25) was an eye-opener.

29 Nov 2003 - 12:00am

Exchange voting under fire again

Pearl Oriental Holdings' chairman Wong Kwan has criticised the stock exchange's new membership voting system, saying it remains 'unfair' and lacks transparency.

The stock exchange council last week passed a resolution to change its voting system for membership applications.

12 Mar 1999 - 12:00am

Voting formula

It was always unlikely that the Government would be prepared to make changes to the three-tier voting system which was introduced in the first Special Administrative Region elections in May.

26 Oct 1998 - 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

Vote system disputes for courts, says legislator

Discrepancies in the way the voting system in Legco is interpreted should be left to the courts, legislator-elect Margaret Ng Ngoi-yee said yesterday.

The Executive Council is expected to discuss the voting mechanism today at a meeting which will address unfinished business from Tuesday.

26 Jun 1998 - 12:00am

Voters can still save the big day

The SAR Government wants Sunday's elections to be a huge success and hopes for an impressive voter turnout, but judging from the latest predictions by academics and politicians, no one is optimistic.

For many, if the voter turnout rate exceeds 30 per cent, that will be a bonus. If it does not, they will not be surprised.

21 May 1998 - 12:00am