People queue up for the district council election at polling stations in Aberdeen Sports Centre. Photo: May Tse

Hong Kong’s district councillors traditionally handle municipal matters. But this election was a global event as almost 3 million residents clamoured to be heard

  • Voter turnout was confirmed at 71.2 per cent of 4.1 million registered to vote, compared with 47 per cent in the 2015 polls
  • It far surpassed the record of 58 per cent set in 2016’s Legislative Council elections, where at least 10 localist candidates were elected
Topic |   Hong Kong district council elections

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People queue up for the district council election at polling stations in Aberdeen Sports Centre. Photo: May Tse
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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
A polling station in To Kwa Wan closes following a record turnout at Hong Kong's district council elections. Photo: Sam Tsang
Topic |   Hong Kong district council elections