The Electoral Affairs Commission (EAC) has rejected reports of irregularities in the voter lists that were released at end-July, but admitted that some people had been registered with unconventional addresses. Barnabas Fung, the commission’s chairman, said some voters needed to be registered with unusual addresses because of housing issues, RTHK reported. Fung cited a UN Human Rights Convention which says that no person should be stripped of his voting rights because of his address, or lack of one, the report said.
The comments came in the wake of reports that some voters in the lists released on July 31, ahead of the district council elections scheduled for November, had given false addresses for registration.
According to Apple Daily, there were 10 cases where voters have registered public spaces such as the Tsim Sha Tsui Cultural Centre, a park or even a lamppost as their address.
Full Article: EAC admits to some unusual addresses in voter registrations.