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21st National Assembly Elections

The National Election Commission (NEC) of the Republic of Korea planned to conduct the International Election Observation Program (IEOP) for the 21st National Assembly elections on April 15, 2020. The NEC intended to share its experience and expertise of election management in the Republic of Korea through the IEOP.

Unfortunately, due to the spread of COVID-19 around the world, the IEOP was cancelled for everyone's safety. Since the NEC informed the expected participants of the cancellation, the NEC has been asked about how it will prepare and carry out the elections as scheduled amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, we have attempted to develop ways to share how we manage the elections and ensure the safety of voters and election-related staff at polling and counting stations.

Firstly, you can watch the early voting and voting and counting on election day live on youtube ( Secondly, if you miss the live streaming, you can still have a chance to view the elections via a summary video of the election. It is scheduled to be posted on May 1. It will also be possible to email the video file to election management bodies. If you are interested, please contact us at

We hope that our efforts will help election management bodies worldwide with ideas about holding elections in a safe manner amid this pandemic.