S. Korea halts absentee voting in 17 countries and territories due to COVID-19
South Korea has decided to stop the absentee ballot process for the April 15 general elections in several overseas locations due to concerns over new coronavirus outbreaks.
The National Election Commission announced on Thursday that the process would be suspended at 23 South Korean diplomatic missions in 17 countries and territories, including Italy, Germany, Spain, Britain, France, South Africa, Nepal, Colombia, the Philippines and the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam.
The move affects some 18,000 eligible voters.
Absentee voting was scheduled to take place from April 1-6.■
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