Focus Taiwan: Over 19.31 million eligible voters in upcoming elections

The CEC said that 19,311,105 will be able to cast their ballots for president, with 1,000 more able to do so for legislators-at-large, due to a two-month difference in the residency requirement for the two elections.

In terms of age groups, 40-49 year-olds make up the largest voting bloc with 3.74 million eligible voters, or 19 percent of the electorate, followed by 50-59 year-olds with 3.63 million eligible voters, the CEC said.

Around 1.18 million 20-23 year-olds, who account for 6 percent of the electorate, are eligible to vote in presidential and legislative elections for the first time, the CEC noted.

In Saturday’s election, voters will receive three ballots — a presidential ballot, a regional or aboriginal legislator ballot and a ballot for a political party that will determine legislator-at-large seats.

After the polling stations close at 4 p.m. Saturday, votes for the president will be tallied first, followed by regional/aboriginal legislator votes, with political party ballots counted last, a CEC official told CNA Wednesday.

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