Large queues formed outside the polling station at Aberdeen Sports Centre as voters turned out early for the district council elections. Photo: May Tse

Hong Kong elections: long queues as voting kicks off in first polls since protest crisis erupted

  • More than 4 million due to vote in Sunday’s district council elections, which have extra significance amid unrest
  • Young people among those arriving early at polling stations following rumours voting could close if trouble breaks out
Topic |   Hong Kong district council elections

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Large queues formed outside the polling station at Aberdeen Sports Centre as voters turned out early for the district council elections. Photo: May Tse
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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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