Individuals forced to quarantine at-home due to COVID-19 may be unable to vote in South Korea’s upcoming presidential election.
“Concerns are mounting over whether COVID -19 patients will be unable to cast their votes for the 20th presidential election, as those confirmed with the virus after the mail-in ballot registration period may be unable to report to voting booths on March 9,” explained the Korea Herald.
The country’s National Election Commission has a five-day window where it’s accepting applications for mail-in ballots, which are available to COVID-19 patients housed in treatment centers and those in isolation or self-quarantine.
“Those who register within the period will be able to receive their ballots in the mail and cast their votes by sending back the ballot to the election authority,” explained the newspaper ahead of the March 9th presidential election.
No measures exist, however, for individuals who contract COVID-19 outside the National Election Commission’s window for accepting mail-in ballot applications. The issue over the mail-in ballot application window could affect hundreds of thousands of voters, potentially leaving them unable to vote.
“Some have warned that the number of new daily new cases could exceed 100,000 cases next month by the time of the election, which causes […]
One Sick Day Proves We Need More Voices in Truthful Media
On October 19, I was sick. It crossed my mind that I had finally gotten the ‘rona, but my wife’s cream of chicken soup and a few extra hours of sleep into mid-afternoon had be back up and running after a sleepless night before.
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