According to the Jeju Office of the National Election Committee, 441,577 Jeju citizens are eligible to vote in the the island’s three districts in South Korea’s 19th General Election on April 11.
The demographics break down as follows: Approximately 217,000 are male and 224,000 are female, for a total of about 76 percent of the entire population.
In Jeju City, District A makes up for 230,000 potential voters, while District B has 195,000 voters. Seogwipo City is the third district, totaling 153,000 potential voters.
As previously reported, the Election Assistance Commission for Jeju Special Self-Governing Province reported that this year some 2,434 out-of-country voters signed up for the upcoming general election. This is about 2 percent of the 125,000 Jeju citizens residing outside of the island at present.
In addition, there are over 10,000 registered absentee ballots to be cast at three designated polling stations around Jeju. These will be open April 5 and April 6.
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