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Election Office Encourages Citizens to Participate in

17:03 June 04, 2018 replay time01:42

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Voices are claiming that voters are diverted from the upcoming local elections due to many eye-catching issues like the U.S.-North Korea summit.

The National Election Committee is utilizing various ways to encourage voters to pay attention to the elections and go to the polls.

Choi Ji-sook has more.

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Well-known celebrities are mobilized to encourage citizens to take part in the local elections.

<Video> "If you hope to make your neighborhood a happier place, cast your vote in the local elections on June 13 and that way, you can change the environments for you, your family and children."

The celebrities appealed strongly to voters, saying that every vote will bring changes to neighborhoods.

<Video> "Whether we become happy or not depends on how politicians govern."

Election office experts are concerned that voters are paying little attention to the elections as they are distracted by the U.S.-North Korea summit, which is scheduled to take place a day before the elections.

The National Election Committee is striving to encourage voters to cast their ballots in the upcoming local elections, citing that voting is "the essence of democracy."

The watchdog is using various means to appeal to voters like TV shows, social media, campaigns, promotional events and so on.

A famous bakery sells bread specially designed to motivate people to vote, and delivery services and taxis are being used to promote voting as well.

There is even a mobile quiz show advertising the elections and awarding prizes for winners.

<Video> "Time is ticking. You can cast your votes early at any of the 3,500 polling stations nationwide on June 8 and 9."

Various ways are being utilized to drive up voter turnout at the local elections.

Choi Ji-sook reporting for Yonhap News TV.

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