Today was the District Council election and already by 11.30am there was a reported increase in voter turnout of over 340,000, up 10.9 percent from last time.
There are 867 candidates fighting for 363 seats. The pan-democrats didn't do well last time and so it will be interesting to gauge public sentiment a year after the Occupy protests.
When I walked out of the polling station, I was stopped by a university student who was doing exit polling for the University of Hong Kong Public Opinion Programme. She asked a number of questions, such as who I voted for, why I voted for that candidate, when did I made that decision, did I take part in the protests last year, as well as my age and occupation.
This survey should be very interesting, as it will give a clearer profile of the voters and their motivations to vote.