Types of Elections and Basic Principles of Election
Elections for Public Office
Types of Elections
The Election Commission is in charge of the management of the elections prescribed in the Public Official Election Act. This includes presidential elections, National Assembly elections and nationwide similtaneous local elections.
Basic Principles of Elections
In principle, every citizen reaching a specific age has the right to vote without discrimination according to their social status, race, religion, gender, education, or property ownership.
Every person is entitled to one vote.
Eligible voters can participate in the voting process directly.
The principle of voting that ensures no one will know which political party or candidate the voter has chosen so that a voter can exercise the right to vote in a free and fair way without external interferences such as bribery, intimidation or nepotism
The Election Law obliges voters to faithfully participate in elections and exercise their right, but there is no penalty against non-participation