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Democratic primaries. Latest|Over 100 people queue at the Tianshuiwei ticketing station on the second day of the primary election

2020-07-12T15:20:35.523Z

The 35+ primary election of the Democrats led by Associate Professor Dai Yaoting of the Law Department of the University of Hong Kong will continue today (12th). The voting will close at 9 o'clock tonight. Dai Yaoting said on the social networking site last night (11th) that there were 228,983 people voting on the first day, far exceeding the 170,000 people expected to vote in two days, and said that if there are about the same number of voters every hour today, the total number of people in two days may be It exceeded 500,000. More than 250 districts in Hong Kong have been converted from local councillors' offices and yellow shops into service stations for public voting. The candidates continued to vote in the district, among which Yuan Jiawei on Hong Kong Island won the platform of artist Ye Dexian.



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Written by: Wu Zhuo'an, Zheng Rongdi, Luo Jiaqing, Zhen Yiheng and Heng Linjian

2020-07-12 09:00

Last update date: 2020-07-12 11:08

The 35+ primary election of the Democrats led by Associate Professor Dai Yaoting of the Law Department of the University of Hong Kong will continue today (12th). The voting will close at 9 o'clock tonight. Dai Yaoting said on the social networking site last night (11th) that there were 228,983 people voting on the first day, far exceeding the 170,000 people expected to vote in two days, and said that if there are about the same number of voters every hour today, the total number of people in two days may be It exceeded 500,000.

More than 250 districts in Hong Kong have been converted from local councillors' offices and yellow shops into service stations for public voting. The candidates continued to vote in the district, among which Yuan Jiawei on Hong Kong Island won the platform of artist Ye Dexian.

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[11:00] The ticket station at the Kwon Jun Yu office in Tin Shui Village, Tin Shui Wai, is still in a long queue today, with more than 100 people queuing in hot weather. There are ticket staff at the scene to maintain order and observations by election monitors.

There is a long queue at the ticket station in Tianrui Village, Tianshuiwei. (Photo by Luo Jiaqing)

[09:30] There are more than 10 people waiting outside Li Junze’s office. Due to the implementation of the restrictions on outdoor gatherings, volunteers assisted in easing the flow of people and called on the citizens in line to keep their distance. Li Junze said that some citizens arrived in the queue at 8:30 in the morning, and the flow of people at the opening of the station was slightly less than yesterday. Police officers inspected the scene, and Li Junze revealed that the police officers patrolled outside the office two or three times yesterday, during which they took pictures and copied down their ID numbers.

[09:30] Several citizens lined up at the West Kowloon Station Bus Terminal ticket station. Volunteers at the ticket station instructed the voters to vote. Some citizens came to take pictures by the "old bus".

[09:20] There are about several citizens queuing up at the ticket station at Baoping Building, Long Ping Village, Yuen Long. No one has been seen yet. Volunteers from the ticket station are present to assist citizens in voting.

[08:58] Before the ticketing station opened, there were already more than 100 people waiting to vote at the Tai Po Plaza ticketing station.

[08:13] Dai Yaoting said on social networking sites that he believes more people will vote today. He pointed out that the primary election can be carried out smoothly, and the credit lies in the efforts of more than 240 service stations in Hong Kong, all the ticket station directors, staff, volunteers, inspectors and observers. He admits that due to the lack of preparation time, many unpredictable situations occurred, so that many things were not notified to the staff at the last moment, and to all staff to express the greatest apology. He pointed out: "Today will be a long day, because there will be many Hong Kong people who have not given up and will seize this last opportunity to continue the spirit of struggle by voting."

Yesterday was the first day of the democratic primaries. Institutionalists Shi Fangyou (Da Boman) went to Swire to single out Huang Zhifeng and Yuan Jiawei, and then lost. (Photo by Gao Zhongming)

Android users switch to web voting

Democracy Power means that the voting system will be changed, Android users will not be able to vote using the mobile application, and the voting method will use the voting page to vote. IOS users are not affected and still use the voting page to vote. The power of democracy apologizes for the inconvenience, and hopes that all citizens who vote can be more tolerant and patient.

The five service station codes formulated by the primary organizer include:

1. Everyone must wear a mask in the service station;

2. It is necessary to ensure that the staff at the service station are not persons undergoing compulsory quarantine or home quarantine, and that they are in good physical condition;

3. It is recommended that everyone take a temperature check before entering the service station;

4. The staff must ensure that the number of people in the service station meets the requirements of the restriction order, and ensure the air circulation in the station;

5. If there are many people waiting in line outside the service station to wait for entry, they must ensure that everyone maintains an appropriate social distance and meets the requirements of the restriction order. If there are people who exceed the set limit, the staff may ask some people to leave and not return until another time.

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Source: hk1

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