2mn overseas S.Koreans eligible for presidential election voting

Indo Asian News Service

Seoul, March 24 (IANS) Nearly 2 million overseas South Koreans will be allowed to vote in the country's upcoming presidential election, officials said on Friday.

According to the National Election Commission (NEC), there were about 1.98 million overseas South Koreans eligible to vote in the May 9 presidential election, Yonhap News Agency reported.

The number will account for over 4 per cent of the total 42.35 million voters eligible to cast their ballots in the upcoming election.

As of Friday, 152,781 overseas voters have completed their online registration, accounting for 7.7 per cent of all overseas voters, according to the NEC.

All overseas voters must complete their registration by next Thursday, it said.

--IANS

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