In response to the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, the Central Election Commission (CEC) implemented various prevention measures in local by-elections to ease voters’ mind to vote.
prevent spread of the disease, the CEC adopted various prevention measures in
the local by-elections, such as disinfection of polling sites, and polling
workers pre-health assessment, only staffs who have no fever or illness case
are allowed to execute their duties. Polling workers were required wearing surgical
masks throughout the polling day. Quarantine stations were set up outside
stations to take voters’ temperature, and hand sanitizers were provided at the
entrance and the exit for voters’ use. In accordance with Taiwan Communicable
Disease Control Act, people who are under home isolation and home quarantine
are prohibited to go out to vote. Voters who have a fever are required to wear masks
to enter the polling stations. Masks were also provided for expectant mothers
and individuals with fever or respiratory symptoms in polling stations. Also, the
CEC promoted the concepts of prevention to voters to against the disease.
has been wild spread around the world. The CEC has been maintaining a high
level of vigilance and taken strict prevention measures while conducting
elections. The CEC has successfully accomplished the local by-election and made
considerable efforts to prevent the spread of the virus to better ensure the
health and safety of voters and the polling workers.
The CEC’s prevention measures in local by-elections were provided to the Association of World Election Bodies (A-WEB), and the article was published in the Newsletter February 2020 for the A-WEB 115 member election management bodies’ reference.
CEC Chairperson Lee was outside the polling station inspected prevention measures on the COVID-19 during by-elections.
Polling workers took voters’ temperature on forehead.
workers were required to wear masks.