ALLOWING foreign domestic workers to vote is unfair to Hong Kong people, an employers' lobby group said yesterday. The Hong Kong Employers of Domestic Helpers Association said that domestic helpers - 75 per cent of whom are from the Philippines - should not be permitted to vote because they were not permanent residents and were only in the territory for the duration of their contracts. A spokesman for the group, Susan Chen, said the issue had nothing to do with race and in fact Chinese women were more discriminated against than Filipinas. 'A maid can get two votes, but her employer might be a woman who does not work and she only gets one vote,' Ms Chen said after meeting the Deputy Secretary for Constitutional Affairs, Lee Lap-sun. She said her lobby group feared that maids would soon have their own elected representatives and would eventually push for the right to immigrate to Hong Kong.