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Polling stations close for South Korea's 2018 local elections Updated: 2018-06-13 16:01:37 KST

It's election day here in South Korea and polls are now closed as of 6pm.
Voters were choosing some four-thousand officials, including the mayors and governors of 17 cities and provinces, local councilors and education superintendents.
Our Ko Roon-hee is at a polling place in the Jongno district of central Seoul.
Roon-hee -- what's the latest update?

Good evening, Daniel.
The polls are closed as of 6pm.
And here at this polling station in Jongno District, administrators are busy organizing ballot boxes.
They will send the boxes to a designated ballot counting location within few minutes.

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As for recent voter turnout across the country, it was over fifty-six-percent.
Breaking it down by major cities,
In Seoul, we stand at fifty-five.three percent.
In Busan, fifty-four.three percent.
Daegu at fifty-two.five percent, and Incheon at fifty-one.zero percent.
In this year's election, candidates competed for more than four-thousand local administrative, legislative, and educational posts.
This includes 17 metropolitan mayors and provincial governors.
By-elections were also held to fill twelve vacant parliamentary seats.
Daniel?
Reporter : krh@arirang.com
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