Korea, Republic of

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How is the national electoral register created?
  • Extracted from a population/civil registry
If electoral register is created by the EMB, which method is used?
  • Not applicable
If electoral register is created by the EMB, what type of technology used for collecting registration data?
  • Not applicable
If the EMB uses technology to collect voter registration data, is biometric data captured and used during registration?
  • Not applicable
Is the biometric data used in voter identification at polling stations?
  • No
Is technology used for identifying voters at polling stations (electronic poll books)?
  • No
How technology is used in relation to paper voter lists?
  • Not applicable

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Is e-voting currently used in any elections with EMB participation?
  • Yes, in other elections with EMB participation (e.g. election of trade union leaders, non-binding referendums)
If e-voting is currently being used, what type(s) of technology used?
  • No data
If e-voting is currently being used, is it taking place in controlled or uncontrolled environment?
  • No data
If e-voting is currently being used, is it available for all voters or only some groups of voters?
  • No data
If e-voting is NOT currently being used, what is the current status of e-voting in general?
  • E-voting system is not used in elections for public office; however it is used in private elections such as intra-party competitions, elections for heads of Agricultural/Fisheries/Forestry Cooperatives in small regional units.

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Are official election results processed by an electronic tabulation system?
  • Yes
If official election results processed by an electronic tabulation system, at which level results are entered into an electronic tabulation system?
  • Between polling station level and central level (see comments)
In the last national election, how many days did it take for the EMB to establish final results?
  • Results are reported on the election day
In the last national election, how many days did it take for the EMB to announce certified results?
  • 1 day

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Does the country use open source software in electoral processes?
  • Using open source systems have never been considered
What are the key reasons for or against using open source systems?
  • Against: expected security issues including hacking.
What types of open source systems have been considered or used?
  • Not applicable

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Does the country provide individual online voter registration/polling assignment checks?
    Does the country publish the statistical overview of voter lists online?
      Does the country publish full voter registers at the polling station level online?
        Does the country publish full voter registers at the national level online?
          Does the country publish the lists of parties and/or candidates registered for elections online?
            Does the country publish the election (voting) results online?
              If the country publishes the election (voting) results online, what is the level of aggregation?
                If the country publishes the election (voting) results online, what is the level of detail?
                  If the country publishes the election (voting) results online, what is the timing of publication of results?
                    If the country publishes the election (voting) results online, are historical results also available?
                      Does the country publish seat allocation data online?
                        Does the country publish candidate/party financing reports online?

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