The whole process of the by-elections, from voters entering polling stations to ballot-counting, was broadcast live online Wednesday. To improve transparency of the four by-elections in Seoul, Incheon, Seongnam and Gwangju, the National Election Commission (NEC) aired special programs live on its website, YouTube, Naver and Daum. The NEC said this was to earn people’s trust over the nation’s election system.
Through the programs, the NEC showed interviews of voters at polling stations, informing viewers of the dos and don’ts.
Experts say the demand for more transparent elections increased after the National Intelligence Service (NIS) was accused of helping President Park Geun-hye during her presidential election in 2012.
Full Article: Voting counting broadcast live online.