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South Korea’s overseas voting turnout hits new high for parliamentary elections

 

 

 

South Korea’s overseas voting turnout for parliamentary elections
hit a new high of 62.8 per cent, the country’s election watchdog said Tuesday.

The National Election Commission (NEC) said that of the 147,989 eligible voters staying abroad, 92,923
voters cast their ballots at 220 polling stations in 115 countries from Wednesday to Monday.

It added that the upcoming parliamentary elections are scheduled for April 10, with early voting set for Friday to Saturday.

This year’s overseas voting turnout marked the highest since it was introduced in 2012.

The turnouts had declined from 45.7 per cent in the 2012 general elections to 41.4 per cent in 2016 and 23.8 per cent in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Overseas voting turnouts for general elections tended to be lower than presidential elections, of which, the turnouts surpassed 70 per cent for the past three elections in 2022, 2017 and 2012.

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