Many heading for the ballot box say their choice will be similar to 2004 They will vote for candidates whose personality they like, those who represent their interests, or who they believe stand up for the poor. Yet despite the politicking and campaigns running for more than a month, most voters from Hong Kong Island, Kowloon and the New Territories spoken to yesterday said they would remain loyal to the candidates they chose to support in 2004. A number said many parties seemed too similar, especially now several star legislators were not running. Chan Boon, a 71-year-old veteran voter in the Hong Kong Island constituency, said it had become more difficult since Martin Lee Chu-ming and Rita Fan Hsu Lai-tai had resigned. 'I used to vote for those I know who have a good image,' Mr Chan said. 'But this time it is difficult. I don't find any of the candidates very appealing. They sound too similar too each other.' Mr Lau, a 68-year-old voter from Hong Kong Island, has no such doubts, and will be supporting the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong. 'It is best for all of Hong Kong to support the government,' he said. 'As long as the candidates are from the DAB, I will vote for them.' But Chan Kit-fong, from the New Territories, said she would choose opposing voices to ensure government power was kept in check. Her vote will go to the Democratic Party. 'Democrats are very down-to-earth and they have been doing solid work to help us,' Ms Chan said. Marco Loi, another democracy supporter living in Kowloon, said he would also vote for the pan-democrats. 'They are helping the poor speak out against the government and the businesspeople,' the 37-year-old said. Hong Kong Island voter K.S. Cheung said he would vote for Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee. 'I also voted for Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee last time ... when she narrowly lost to Anson Chan [Fang On-sang]. She is tough, and very loyal to the government,' said Mr Cheung, who is in his 50s. Sai Kung resident Les Curl, who has been in Hong Kong for 22 years, said he would continue to support New Territories East candidate 'Long Hair' Leung Kwok-hung. 'I've been following him for 15 years,' Mr Curl, 50, said. 'I support him purely because of his political views. He stands up for the majority of the Hong Kong people in the lower bracket and I just like the man.' Rain Lau Man-ying, a first year masters student at University of Science and Technology, will vote for the Liberal Party, the group she believes best represents the interests of the middle class. The 25-year-old finance student said she and her family should vote strategically to ensure those they favoured could win seats in the Legislative Council, because the party did not have strong support in her Kowloon West constituency. Leo Tsui, from Hong Kong Island, said he had decided not to vote for the democrats because of their 'radical ways'. However, he said he could barely tell the difference between pan-democrats and pro-government candidates from their campaign messages. 'I am still not sure whom I will vote for,' Mr Tsui said. 'So many candidates are so similar in what they said. I will have a hard time deciding.' Ng Sup-sam-mui, 85, said she had no idea who to vote for despite watching some election forums on television. 'I don't know who's who and I, a granny, have a really bad memory.' Housewife and New Territories East candidate Angie Ng, 50, said she did not care about a candidate's political affiliation but their record in serving the community. 'I am going to vote for Andrew Cheng Kar-foo because he has performed over the years,' Ms Ng said.