Early turnout in local elections in South Korea broke a record with 20.62%
Seoul, May 28 – RIA Novosti. According to the data of the National Election Commission (NEC), early turnout in local elections in South Korea broke a record with 20.62%.
Early voting will take place on May 27-28, and the main vote will be held on June 1st.
Early election turnout was 20.62%, a record high for local elections, according to NEC. More than 9.13 million of the country’s 44.3 million voters voted during the early voting.
The previous record of turnout was 20.1% for early voting in the 2018 local elections.
President Yoon Seok Yeol and Prime Minister Han Dok Soo have already cast their votes in this election.
COVID-19 patients and those in quarantine are allowed to vote from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM on Saturday, after the end of the main voting, which takes place between 06:00 and 18:00 on both days.
This year’s local elections will determine who will receive eight mayors and nine provincial governors, 226 leadership positions in the provincial, county and district councils, as well as 779 seats in these assemblies and 2,602 seats in lower-level local councils.
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