Hong Kong: Voter turnout doubled compared to 2015 elections — electoral watchdog

Chairman of Electoral Affairs Commission of Hong Kong Justice Barnabas Fung Wah updated the press regarding the number of voters in Hong Kong’s local elections on Sunday. «Up to 10:30 this morning 720,455 voters have turned out to cast a vote and the voter turnout rate is 17.43 percent. Compared with the 2015 district council ordinary election, the voter turnout rate then was 6.79 percent,» said... Еще Barnabas Fung after visiting a polling station at Ma Tau Chung state primary school. More than 4 million people are expected to vote in the first elections since the beginning of the unrest in Hong Kong as 1,090 candidates contest 452 seats in 18 districts across the city. The elections are held as Hong Kong is rocked by protests sparked by the now-withdrawn extradition bill. The rallies, which began in March, have since evolved into a wider movement against the government, marked by violent clashes between protesters and police.

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