The extra security measures were unveiled by Electoral Affairs Commission chief Barnabas Fung Wah on Tuesday. Photo: May Tse

Hong Kong district council elections: polling stations to be moved away from trouble-hit universities and extra security deployed

  • Electoral watchdog rolls out measures to help elections run as planned but warns it has the power to postpone the polls in the event of unrest
  • Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam renews her appeal to protesters to refrain from violence as city remains tense following clashes with police at universities
Topic |   Hong Kong district council elections

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The extra security measures were unveiled by Electoral Affairs Commission chief Barnabas Fung Wah on Tuesday. Photo: May Tse
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Jeffie Lam

Jeffie Lam

Jeffie writes predominantly about Hong Kong politics, but is also interested in social welfare issues, such as the city's ageing population and elderly care. She joined the Post in 2013 after beginning her career as a political reporter in 2009. In 2016, she won the English features merit prize in the 20th Human Rights Press Awards.

Gary Cheung

Gary Cheung

Gary Cheung joined the Post in 2000, covering fields ranging from politics and the integration between Hong Kong and China. He became assistant editor-in-chief of Ming Pao in 2017 and returned to the Post the following year. He is author of Hong Kong’s Watershed: The 1967 riots (Hong Kong University Press, 2009).

Kimmy Chung

Kimmy Chung

Kimmy Chung joined the Post in 2017 and reports for the Hong Kong desk on local politics and Hong Kong-mainland issues. Prior to joining the Post, she covered Hong Kong politics and social policies for more than six years for different media outlets.