Election Commission says public can promote referendum on election day

Youths campaigning for the referndum on lowering the voting age from 20 to 18 (Photo: CNA)

The Central Election Commission says the general public is allowed to promote the referendum but cannot promote candidates on election day. The commission reminds voters of the rules for the upcoming Saturday local election. 

The commission says promoting the referendum is not against election rules. But it adds that candidates running for public office are prohibited from campaigning for themselves or the referendum.  

Election official Li Chin-yung (李進勇) also says there can be no campaigning for political candidates starting midnight on election day. This includes uploading and reposting pictures with candidate endorsements online. However, Li says political endorsement images can stay on if they were posted prior to election day. 

Li says election campaigns should conclude before 10pm on Friday to minimize public disturbance. 

Voting booths will be open between 8am until 4pm on Saturday.

News Source:RTI
Editor:Brendan Wong
Source: RTI