Unusual Polling Stations Set Up for Busan Mayoral By-election | Be Korea-savvy

Unusual Polling Stations Set Up for Busan Mayoral By-election


BUSAN, April 8 (Korea Bizwire)On Wednesday, when Busan held a mayoral by-election, places like memorial halls, apparel stores and taekwondo gyms turned into polling stations across the city.

On election day, a men’s wear shop welcomed voters instead of customers. In a space where shoes and suits would normally be displayed, three ballot boxes were installed.

Voters looked browsed among the clothes displayed in the shop while election workers checked their identification and distributed ballots.

After casting their votes, some voters looked around the displayed clothes and actually bought some of the clothes.


In Busan, some polling stations were also set up in taekwondo gyms, cartoon experience centers and museums.

In general, polling stations are established in public facilities like community centers or private facilities like schools. However, when such facilities are not available, polling stations are sometimes established in somewhat unconventional places.

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