Nearly 3,500 complaints have been lodged over the Legislative Council election, about 1,500 more than for the 2000 poll. Voters lodged 1,628 complaints after a series of polling-day blunders on September 12, while 1,828 complaints were made in the run-up to and aftermath of the election, almost triple the 629 recorded four years ago. Figures released by the Electoral Affairs Commission give the tally up to September 13. Critics said more complaints were likely and demanded to know why the commission was taking so long to release all the figures. Election expert Li Pang-kwong, of Lingnan University, said the election mistakes, including delays, vote-counting discrepancies and flaws in the ballot boxes had angered the public. 'Why does the government take such a long time in compiling the figures? They should have had them a long time ago. It should tell the public the details.' Newly elected lawmaker Ronny Tong Ka-wah, of the Article 45 Concern Group, said he expected more complaints would be received. 'With so many problems occurring in this election, the election's integrity has already been affected. The government should explain all the problems to guarantee election integrity,' he said. Electoral Affairs Commission chief Mr Justice Woo Kwok-hing has said he will submit a report to Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa within three months.