Control Yuan Probes Ban on COVID-19 Infected Voters 監委查確診者無法投票 李進勇:配合調查

Numerous discrepancies have been reported with the nine-in-one elections. Central Election Commission Chairperson Lee Chin-yung has admitted there were issues, but insisted they did not affect the results.


Reporter: “People infected with COVID-19 weren't allowed to vote. Now the Control Yuan is going to investigate. Can you comment?”
Lee Chin-yung, CEC Chairperson: “We'll cooperate with the investigation.”
 
Central Election Commission Chairperson Lee Chin-yung attended a legislative interpellation on Dec. 1. He was asked about the CEC banning COVID-19 patients from voting. The Control Yuan has launched an investigation to see if the right to vote was violated. Lee said he will cooperate. This was not the only controversy that popped up during these elections.

Wang Hui-mei, Legislator (DPP): “You're the election authority. After seeing the way these votes were counted, do you think there is any credibility? ”
Lee Chin-yung, CEC Chairperson: “There were indeed defects with the vote counting procedure. However, the results are correct and the election results were not affected.”

While ballots were being counted for the Pingtung County magisterial election, election personnel simply read the ballot slips out loud and failed to show what the ballots said. Lee admitted there were deficiencies but claimed the outcome was not affected. There were also reports that election personnel did not automatically hand out referendum ballots.

Loh Meei-ling, Legislator (DPP): “Are election personnel allowed to ask voters whether they want the referendum ballot?”
Lee Chin-yung, CEC Chairperson: “Asking this way isn't a violation of regulations. ”

Some legislators said the act of asking voters if they want referendum ballots before handing them out is election interference. The CEC's response was contradictory.

Kao Mei-li, Director, Department of Planning, CEC: “We did have a regulation in our handbook for election personnel this year that they are not allowed to ask voters if they want to vote.”

Meanwhile, people also reported TV stations for mixing up and inflating vote tallies. The National Communications Commission said it received five vote counting-related complaints and penalties for violations will be issued after the Lunar New Year.

 

 

記者提問:「確診者不能投票,現在監委要調查,請問你怎麼回應?」中選會主委李進勇回應:「配合調查。」

大選落幕沒幾天,李進勇1日馬上到立法院備詢,被問到限制確診者外出投票,恐怕已經影響投票權,有監委申請調查,他表示全力配合,但這次的選務爭議可不只這一樁。

民進黨立委王美惠提問:「做一個選舉單位的時候,是怎樣在開票,這樣聽起來有公信力嗎?」

中選會主委李進勇回應:「開票的程序確實是有瑕疵,但開票的結果是正確的,並沒有影響選舉的結果。」

屏東縣長選舉出現投開票所,有選務人員計票時只有快速唱票沒有亮票展示,引發國民黨敗選人蘇清泉質疑,而李進勇坦承,雖然過程有瑕疵,但不影響結果,除了計票惹爭議,更傳出有選務單位不主動給公投票。

民進黨立委羅美玲提問:「我們選務人員可以問選民說,你要不要領公投票嗎?」

中選會主委李進勇回應:「這樣子問並沒有違反規定。」

詢問選民意願後才給公投票,有立委認為已經涉及干擾選舉,不過中選會說明卻前後矛盾。

中選會綜規處長高美莉表示:「我們在今年的投開票所、工作人員手冊確實有規定,就是工作人員不得主動詢問選舉人的投票意願。」

另外有電視台被民眾檢舉錯植候選人票數,甚至還有涉嫌灌票情形,NCC表示已經接獲5件開票申訴,如果涉及違法,在農曆過年後才會進行處罰。