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Hong Kong was first struck by coronavirus in January, but there has been no dramatic increase in confirmed cases; the reason for this is the citizens’ mistrust of the administrative system. Hong Kongers started wearing masks long before the government took official measures and regulations. The deep-seated distrust towards the system on the one hand and civil society awareness and initiatives by citizens on the other form the status quo. The legislative council election scheduled for September sparked discussion about whether to go vote or boycott the elections: whether to try to get more than half the seats or to give up the entire election to show that this government is not recognized by people at all. What role does a person play in an election? What is the role of an individual in an election? How important is it for an individual to vote? How should we react when we have little trust in the voting system?

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