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Seoulites to Vote for Superintendent of City Schools

Posted July. 30, 2008 03:15,   


Seoul residents today for the first time will elect the superintendent of the city’s schools at 2,189 voting booths.

Since the election is on a weekday, the polling booths will be open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The superintendent will serve a term of 22 months. The next election will coincide with the local elections in June 2010.

The six candidates in this year’s race have policies sharply different from the others. Thus public education in Seoul could see huge changes depending on who wins.

Ballots will be counted right after the end of voting at places.

The city’s election watchdog said, “We can reasonably expect to project the winner as early as 10:30 p.m.”