Polling station preparations at Kau Yan School in Sai Ying Pun. Photo: Jonathan Wong.

All eyes on Hong Kong district council elections on eve of race perceived as barometer for how city feels about protest crisis

  • The polls, held in the midst of an unrest now into its sixth month, will have knock-on effects on the legislative elections next year
  • Some 1,090 candidates will contest in 452 constituencies, the first time that all seats are up for grabs
Topic |   Hong Kong district council elections

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Polling station preparations at Kau Yan School in Sai Ying Pun. Photo: Jonathan Wong.
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The district council elections will be the first polls since anti-government protests erupted in Hong Kong in June. Photo: EPA

Why Hong Kong district council elections are important and how ongoing protests may affect vote

  • This will be the first time people go to the polls since mass protests erupted in the city in June
  • Councillors serve as a line of communication between citizens and the government, handling community-level affairs across the city’s 18 districts
Topic |   Hong Kong district council elections

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The district council elections will be the first polls since anti-government protests erupted in Hong Kong in June. Photo: EPA
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