SEOUL, March 24 (Korea Bizwire) – Nearly 2 million overseas South Koreans will be allowed to vote in the country’s upcoming presidential election, the election watchdog said Friday.
According to the National Election Commission (NEC), there were about 1.98 million overseas South Koreans eligible to vote in the May 9 presidential election.
The number will account for over 4 percent of the total 42.35 million voters eligible to cast their ballots in the upcoming election.
As of early Friday, 152,781 overseas voters have completed their online registration, accounting for 7.7 percent of all overseas voters, according to the NEC.
All overseas voters must complete their registration by next Thursday, it said.’