Police officers in riot control gear will stand guard at more than 600 polling stations across Hong Kong on Sunday. Photo: Dickson Lee

Riot police to guard all polling stations in protest-hit Hong Kong for first time – but will maintain ‘minimum presence’ to avoid sowing fear among voters in district council elections

  • Force will be on ‘maximum reserve’ mode to thwart any disruptions or violence
  • Almost all officers in the 31,000-strong force have to report for duty on election day on Sunday, according to senior police source
Topic |   Hong Kong police

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Police officers in riot control gear will stand guard at more than 600 polling stations across Hong Kong on Sunday. Photo: Dickson Lee
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The pay hike is a part of the government’s efforts to conduct the polls smoothly, an official of the Registration and Electoral Office says. Photo: Nora Tam

Hong Kong election authorities increase the honorarium for presiding officers ahead of district council polls

  • The honorarium will be increased to HK$19,280 or HK$20,840, from HK$14,810 or HK$16,030, depending on the size of the polling stations
  • Pay hike is a part of the government’s efforts to conduct the polls smoothly, an official of the Registration and Electoral Office says
Topic |   Hong Kong district council elections

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The pay hike is a part of the government’s efforts to conduct the polls smoothly, an official of the Registration and Electoral Office says. Photo: Nora Tam
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