CEC: Video recording is not permitted in or near polling stations

TAIPEI, Nov. 22 (CNA) Voters are not allowed to record videos with mobile phones or cameras inside or within a 30-meter radius of a polling station, the Central Election Commission (CEC) said on Tuesday ahead of the upcoming local elections in Taipei. Saturday.

An official said on Tuesday that anyone taking such action would be considered obstructing others from casting a vote or causing disturbance at polling stations, subject to a fine or penalty under relevant laws.

If voters refuse to follow the rules after being told not to by polling station staff, they could face up to five years in prison or a maximum fine of NT$200,000 ($6,416), according to a review by the Central Election Commission, according to an official. in the Central Election Commission. Over the phone.

The CEC issued the statement to clear up “misinformation” on social media that claimed that filming videos in or within a 30-meter radius of a polling station to record voter movements is permitted.

Meanwhile, the CEC said wearing clothing or a face mask bearing the candidate’s name, lot number or any campaign signage or carrying promotional campaign products to polling stations could result in a fine of between NT$500,000 and NT$5 million.

Taiwan will vote on Saturday to select 11,023 public servants in nine different types of positions from mayors and city councilors to district chiefs, and decide in a referendum whether to amend the constitution to lower both the voting age and the minimum age for candidacy to 18.

(Written by Chen Chun Hwa and Shih Hsiu Chuan)

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