Saturday, June 9, 2007

The Votes are In

It's past midnight and I just came back from the polling station where residents in Juxianqiao were voting to decide whether to demolish their housing complexes or not.

And after the polls closed at 9pm, notary officials and residential representatives didn't start counting the votes until around 10:30pm.

The results were then announced at 11:40pm.

2451 supported the urban renewal project, while 1228 were opposed. There were 32 spoiled ballots. There was only a 60 per cent turnout, which some residents claim the no-shows were those opposed to the whole process.

More details to follow tomorrow.

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