CEC head resigns over slow polling

‘LONGEST NIGHT’: The director of a Taipei election supervisory task force said she would raise concerns with the commission over the poor execution of the elections

Taipei Times
Date: Nov 26, 2018
By: Chen Yu-fuand William Hetherington  /  Staff reporter, with staff writer

Former Central Election Commission (CEC) chairman Chen In-chin (陳英鈐)

Former Central Election Commission chairman Chen In-chin, center, yesterday in Taipei apologizes to voters for the long delays at polling booths during Saturday’s nine-in-one elections.  Photo: Chen Yu-fu, Taipei Times

yesterday apologized to voters and resigned over criticisms surrounding long delays at polling booths for the nine-in-one elections on Saturday.

“As the senior official, I must accept all responsibility and as I have said before, I will engage in sincere introspection,” Chen said before announcing his resignation.

Executive Yuan spokeswoman Kolas Yotaka confirmed that Chen’s resignation has been accepted.

With people still lined up as polling stations were scheduled to close, the commission allowed voting to continue, with some stations remaining open while others were counting ballots.    [FULL  STORY]

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