Taiwan News: CEC Floats Referendum Reform After Long Lines Mar Elections

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Date: 2018/12/03
By: TNL Staff

Credit: Reuters / TPG

Taiwan’s Central Election Commission (CEC) said Sunday that it will consider increasing the number of polling stations in coming elections and will also look into whether to hold referendums alongside local elections in the future.

In a report submitted to the Legislative Yuan, the CEC admitted to making mistakes in the Nov. 24 nine-in-one elections which led to long lines at polling stations. The report said the lines were caused by limited space and insufficient voting booths at the stations.

The report also noted that the presence of multiple referendum ballots prolonged the process.

At some polling stations, voters continued to wait in lines as other stations began to count ballots. This situation has led Kuomintang (KMT) Taipei mayoral candidate Ting Shou-chung (丁守中) to demand that the Taipei results be invalidated after he lost to incumbent Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲).    [FULL  STORY]

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