Chapter 3 Election and Recall
Section 1 Electors
Any citizen of the ROC reaching 20 years of age shall have the right of suffrage , unless the declaration of guardianship has yet been revoked
A person having the right of suffrage who has been living in an electoral district for not less than 4 consecutive months is an elector in the electoral district for the election of civil servants.
The period of residence referred to in the preceding Paragraph shall be calculated in respect of the whole administrative region even if the region is divided into several electoral districts. However, anyone who immigrates into an electoral district after the public notice for election is issued has no right of suffrage and voting.
For the election of the indigenous civil servants, the electors shall be the persons who are indigenous peoples with the right of suffrage and meet the qualification requirements prescribed in the preceding Article.
An elector shall vote at the polling station at the place of domicile unless otherwise prescribed.
The staff of polling stations may vote at the polling station at the place of domicile or at the place of work. However, they may vote at the polling station at the place of work only if the place of domicile and the place of work are located in the same municipality or county (city).
To take a vote, an elector shall receive a ballot by his / her ID card.
To receive the ballot, an elector shall sign, seal or press a fingerprint on the list of electors. If an elector presses a fingerprint on the list of electors, the fingerprint shall be accompanied by the seal of an administrator and a supervisor as proof. Anyone may not receive the ballot if his / her name is not listed in the list of electors or if his / her name is not identical to the name listed. However, if it is obvious that the inconformity between the name listed in the list of electors and the name recorded on the ID card is caused by clerical error, or naming after husband’s surname or recovery the original surname due to marriage or divorce, the person shall be approved to receive the ballot after it is confirmed by the chief administrator jointly with the chief supervisor.
After having received the ballot, the electors shall mark the ballot and vote by themselves. However, if an elector cannot vote by himself / herself due to disability but can express his / her will, a family member or accompanying person may accompany at the request of the elector and provide assistance or vote on behalf according to the will of the elector. In absence of a family member or accompanying person, an administrator and a supervisor may provide assistance or vote on behalf according to the will and at the request of the elector.
The preventive regulations shall be prescribed to prevent the repeated voting or the personation for receiving a ballot; the measures shall be prescribed by the Central Election Commission.
The electors shall arrive at the polling stations within the specified time limit to vote, and may not enter the polling stations out of time. However, if an elector has arrived at the polling station within the specified time limit but has not voted yet, he / she still may vote.
The electors shall enter the polling station for voting only once and may not return to vote again as for the elections of two or more kinds of civil servants and the referendum held on the same day at the same polling station.