hong kongOfficial announcement of geographical constituencies for Zilla Parishad elections to be held on 10th DecembervoteThe rate was 27.54%, the lowest level since Hong Kong’s return to China in 1997. Data from the official website of the Hong Kong District Council election shows that more than 1.193 million people voted in this election.
In this Zilla Parishad election, the voting deadline for the District Direct Election was 10:30 pm on the 10th. However, around 7:40 pm, computer systems at several district polling stations failed, and some voters were unable to vote. , The Election Affairs Commission eventually announced that voting time would be extended by one and a half hours to 12 midnight.
Comprehensive online media Hong Kong 01 and Ming Pao reported that Hong Kong Chief Executive Lee Ka-chiu said that when he inspected the counting center after the voting, he attached great importance to the incident of system failure and paid close attention to it, and Formation was requested. A dedicated investigation team to investigate the incident and determine the cause of the problem. To ensure that such incidents do not happen again.
Hong Kong media reported that Hong Kong Election Commission Chairman Lu Kai-hong tearfully apologized for the system failure on the 11th. Lu Kekang said that the counting work is almost completed. Even if a system had failed during this period, the employees still completed the counting work together and once again apologized to the affected people.
This year’s District Council election is the first after Hong Kong adjusted its electoral system, reducing the number of directly elected seats from the original 452 to 88. Furthermore, before anyone can stand for election, they must first be nominated by three members of each of the “regional committees”, commonly known as the “three committees”. “Since in the end no non-establishment person became a candidate, only pro-establishment persons ran in this district election.”
Excluding this year’s election, 1999 saw the lowest turnout in Hong Kong’s six district council elections since 1997, only 35.82%; The highest was in 2019currently being sent backVoting in the district elections held during the movement reached a record breaking 71%.
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