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Lawmakers propose absentee voting trial for Aborigines

The amendments would affect Article 17 of the Civil Servants Election and Recall Act (公職人員選舉罷免法) and Article 17 of the Presidential and Vice Presidential Election and Recall Act (總統副總統選舉罷免法). Under the Civil Servants Election and Recall Act, the electoral districts of Aboriginal candidates for the mountain and plains areas are made up of plains Aborigines — commonly known as Pingpu — and mountain Aborigines respectively, rather than specific administrative regions. The required application documents and screening, as well as how to publish the voter list, deliver voting notices and perform other tasks, would be decided by the Central Election Commission, the draft amendments say. In his proposal, Sra Kacaw, an Amis, said that considering the level of trust in domestic politics and the feasibility of the administrative tasks, implementation of absentee voting should first be trialed during the presidential and vice presidential election. Sra Kacaw, who chaired the committee meeting, said that the draft amendments would still need to go through negotiations between the ruling and opposition parties before they could be submitted for deliberation in a plenary session.

Source: Taipei Times December 07, 2017 15:56 UTC