LESS than half the territory's 442 polling stations are accessible to physically handicapped voters, according to the Registration and Electoral Office. That means many handicapped people will have trouble voting, because many constituencies have only one polling station. An electoral office spokesman said the Government had designated 22 more stations for disabled people than in the last election, making a total of 202. But it took time and resources to make all stations suitable. He said staff would be willing to help disabled voters cast their ballots. But a disabled people's concern group warned that without adequate facilities, the physically handicapped could be barred from casting their votes. Peter Chan Fuk-shing, chairman of the Rehabilitation Alliance Hong Kong, said the disabled should have equal political rights. He urged the Government to improve the facilities in all polling stations to make them wheelchair friendly. The number of complaints made by candidates continued to grow - electoral offices had received 181 complaints up to yesterday. The pro-China Democratic Alliance for the Betterment of Hong Kong had surveyed 78 of its candidates and found that 404 posters and 20 election boards were reported damaged since nominations began on August 1. The party urged the Government to exempt from the limit on expenses the money needed to replace damaged campaign materials. But Chief Electoral Officer Carrie Willis said exemption was not possible. Nineteen new candidates registered in the poll yesterday, taking the total number of candidates to 656. Nominations close on Monday.