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Tentative Voter Turnout at 28-year High of 66.2 pct Despite Coronavirus

Tentative Voter Turnout at 28-year High of 66.2 pct Despite Coronavirus

SEOUL, April 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Voter turnout for South Korea’s parliamentary elections Wednesday soared to 66.2 percent, the highest point in 28 years, according to a tentative figure released by the state election body. It came amid the country’s monthslong fight against the coronavirus, which has triggered a sense of health and quarantine crises [...]

In Masks and Gloves, South Koreans Hold General Elections amid Coronavirus Pandemic

In Masks and Gloves, South Koreans Hold General Elections amid Coronavirus Pandemic

SEOUL, April 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Armed with face masks and plastic gloves, South Koreans voted for a new National Assembly on Wednesday under strict coronavirus quarantine procedures, such as temperature taking, sanitizing hands and distancing from each other in lines. South Korea is the first major country to hold nationwide elections since the coronavirus [...]

S. Korea Mulls Ways to Guarantee Voting Rights to Those in Self-isolation over Coronavirus

S. Korea Mulls Ways to Guarantee Voting Rights to Those in Self-isolation over Coronavirus

SEOUL, April 8 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea is exploring ways to permit those in self-isolation over the new coronavirus to cast their ballots in next week’s parliamentary elections while minimizing the risk of infection, officials said Wednesday. The National Election Commission (NEC), the election watchdog, is in talks with the government over ways to [...]