Jeonnam’s early voting rate was 31.04%, the highest in the country

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Voters line up to vote at an advance polling place installed at the Sogong-dong Community Service Center in Jung-gu, Seoul on the 27th, the first day of early voting for the 8th National Simultaneous Local Election. / Reporter Sung Dong-hoon

Jeonnam recorded the highest turnout in the June 1 local election early voting.

According to the National Election Commission on the 29th, the voter turnout in Jeollanam-do was 31.04% as a result of the closing of the early voting at 8 pm the day before. This is the highest figure in the country, far exceeding the national average of 20.62%. In Jeollanam-do, 490,436 out of 1.58 million voters participated in the voting.

In Gwangju, 208,569 people out of 1,206,886 people participated, representing 17.28%. Gwangju’s early voting turnout was the second lowest after Daegu (14.80%). The early voting turnout in Gwangju/Jeonnam was higher than 13.28% (Gwangju) and 18.05% (Jeonnam) in the 6th time in 2014, but lower than 23.65% (Gwangju) and 31.73% (Jeonnam) in the 7th time in 2018.

The early voting turnout in Jeollabuk-do was 24.41%. This is 3.4 percentage points lower than the early voting turnout of 27.81% in the 7th local election four years ago. Of the 1,532,133 voters in Jeollabuk-do, 374,020 participated in the early voting. Jeonbuk had the third highest early voting turnout after Jeonnam and Gangwon (25.2%).

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