More than 2,500 voters whose New Territories polling station was marooned by floodwaters were able to vote in a neighbouring area. Chief Secretary Anson Chan Fang On-sang confirmed at about noon that seven polling stations had been affected by the downpour and drainage workers had been called in. At the height of the rainstorm, voters were warned not to go to polling stations in Sheung Shui, Shataukok, Fanling and Yuen Long. Buses later transported voters to their local stations after rains subsided and conditions improved at six of the stations. However, conditions at one station, Yuen Long Wan Chau Public School, remained poor. After an emergency meeting, Secretary for Constitutional Affairs Michael Suen Ming-yeung announced: 'In order to enable voters who have been assigned to the polling station to vote, we have decided to allow them to go to the next station not far away.' However, Mr Suen said it was not necessary to lengthen the opening hours of the relevant polling stations for the 2,556 affected voters. Asked whether the Government considered postponing the election because of the bad weather, Mr Suen said: 'The law makes it very clear that it's only in very special circumstances, for example, when the whole community is immobilised because of a typhoon or very exceptional heavy rain [that an election can be postponed]. 'But I don't think we are experiencing that situation. 'I think we have acted sufficiently quickly to respond to the emergency.' Electoral Affairs Commission chairman Mr Justice Woo Kwok-hing said complaints about the election results being affected by the rain could be taken to court.