As it happened: record number of Hongkongers at district council elections
- More than 2.7 million people cast their vote as turnout far surpasses previous record in Legislative Council election of 2016
- Results in local contests considered a barometer of support for the anti-government protests roiling the city
The polls have closed in Hong Kong's district council elections, which saw the largest turnout in the city's history, far surpassing the record held by the 2016 Legislative Council election.
Residents began heading to the polls in their droves from 7.30am on Sunday morning. They are voting for 452 district councillors, who oversee everyday neighbourhood affairs.
Follow our on-the-ground reporting by Cissy Zhou, Karen Yeung, Gigi Choy, Alvin Lum, Kinling Lo, Lilian Cheng, Phila Siu, Kimmy Chung, Yujing Liu, Nectar Gan, Gary Cheung, Ng Kang-chung, Jeffie Lam, Tony Cheung and Sum Lok-kei.