Today the citizens of South Korea elect their parliamentary representatives. As with every election day, it is an unofficial holiday where kids don’t go to school and adults don’t go to work. Usually this has resulted in over 80% of the population voting in an election. Lately, the numbers have dwindled and today they are expecting somewhere around 40% voter participation.

Everyone gets a voter information packet with pamphlets for each candidate. Your mobile telephone carrier even provides you with a text message to remind you to vote. Then there are those outdoor posters…

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