NO WAITING? The Central Election Commission said its priority is to evaluate the electoral process, propose improvements and prepare for next year’s elections
Date: Jun 06, 2019
By: Huang Hsin-po and Sherry Hsiao / Staff reporter, with staff writer
The Central Election Commission (CEC) is expected to set up 1,500 additional polling
stations ahead of next year’s presidential and legislative elections after reports of long lines at last year’s local elections, commission vice chairman Chen Chao-chien (陳朝建) said yesterday.
The commission came under fire after many voters reported waiting in line for more than an hour to vote on Nov. 24 last year.
At some polling stations, voting continued after the 4pm deadline, even as CEC staff at other stations had begun counting votes. Vote counting was also delayed late into the night.
Former CEC chairman Chen In-chin (陳英鈐), who on Nov. 25 last year resigned amid criticism, was on Monday replaced by Lee Chin-yung (李進勇). [FULL STORY]