Mar 23, 2012|
More than 200 citizens (and five policemen) are patiently lining up to cast their vote at the polling station in Tai Wai.
The Public Opinion Programme at Hong Kong University has organized a civil referendum allowing Hong Kong citizens a chance to show their pick for the upcoming Chief Executive election.
According to the original design, citizens can either download iPhone or Android apps, or visit one of the 15 polling stations to cast their ballots. However, since the electronic system has been down since 7am, polling stations have been forced to use a paper voting system*.
Some citizens are disgruntled about the management of polling stations (there are no clear directions) while some say the organizer should have tightened up security measures.
The polling time was originally scheduled to close at 9pm today but the Public Opinion Programme has already decided to extend it until tomorrow. The closing time will be 4pm.
*The Head of Public Opinion Programme, Dr. Robert Chung has evidence of the electronic system being tampered with. It is believed that the hackers are located in Hong Kong, as overseas IP addresses weere blocked.