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A record 2.2 million HongKongers tuned out for the 2016 legislative council election on Sunday. Results for the 70 legislative council seats which are up for grabs were announced in yesterday, with several pro-independence candidates winning seats.
The one-day polling was not without drama, with the polling period being extended well after mid-night, because of over-crowding at some polling stations and the internet being flooded with comments on who to vote for.
Here are 5 key takeaways from Heawork tumblr on what your employee’s voting habit says about their personality.
1. The yes man
The South China Morning Post reported that Chinese state-owned enterprises China Resources Land and Bank of China (Hong Kong), as well as Hong Kong-listed South China Holdings have handed instructions to their Hong Kong staff to vote for pro-Beijing candidates.
The law protects everybody’s right to vote, but are you really voting for what you believe? One has to face several dilemmas in life, we get it, you are just a working class man and all you can do is listen to your boss.
2. The procrastinator
Polling stations are are open from 7:30 am to 10:30 pm, but 15 hours seems not to be enough for some voters. At 1.30am, on Monday morning, an estimated 1,000 people were still queuing to vote at the eastern district Junior Police Call Clubhouse polling station in Tai Koo Shing, with the last few voters casting their votes at 2:15 am. Some voters said they had been in the queue for more than 4 hours.
There were conspiracy theories suspecting the government of deliberately deterring voters with such a tiny polling station, but the queues could have been a lot shorter if less people had chosen to cast their ballots so last minute.
3. Sharing the wealth
Although citizens are given the right to vote, they are not necessarily granted the right to choose who represents them. Several candidates from the 35 functional constituency seats, who were pro-government, won without any competition in the “small circle” election.
Similar to the battle for resources in the office, the distribution of wealth is settled before the board meeting is held. Happy voting!
4. The quitters
Quitting an election is similar to quitting a job, people do it for the similar reasons. Either they do not expect to be able to win, or they have a better offer elsewhere.
5. Office gossips
Similar to gossip in the pantry, the ever changing poll voters survey is so over-whelming, with surveyors claiming they have ground breaking insights everyday. Don’t take them too seriously or you will go insane.