K-pop celebrities to cast their first vote in local elections

By Korea Herald
  • Published : Jun 3, 2014 - 18:31
  • Updated : Jun 3, 2014 - 18:31
On the eve of Wednesday’s local elections, attention is turning to K-pop stars who may cast their first ever vote in the upcoming polls.

Those eligible to vote must have been born before June 5, 1995, as South Korea’s legal voting age has dropped to 19.
Miss A’s Suzy, f(x)’s Sulli and Krystal, 2NE1’s Minzy, Girls’ Day’s Hyeri, A pink’s Naeun and Namjoo, Tiny-G’s Dohee, AOA’s Seolhyun and former member of KARA Kang Ji-young are just a few of the K-pop singers who will have a chance to vote for the first time.

In addition, EXO’s Sehun and Kai, Winner’s Kang Seung-yoon and Nam Tae-hyun, Teen Top’s Niel and Troy’s Kanto are also now eligible.

The local elections cover a total of 3,952 posts: 17 metropolitan mayors and governors, 226 district heads and county chiefs, 789 metropolitan and provincial councilors, 2,898 cities, districts and counties councilors, 17 education chiefs and 5 education council members.

By Ha Ji-won, Intern reporter (jiwonha@heraldcorp.com)