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Article 11
 

(Status Guarantee of Candidates, etc.)


(1) A candidate for the presidential election shall not be arrested or detained unless he/she is caught while committing a crime, except when he/she
commits a crime falling under capital punishment or imprisonment with or without prison labor either for life or for seven or more years, and shall
have the call for military service postponed, from the time the candidate completes registration until the ballot counting is finished.


<Amended by Act No. 4949, May 10, 1995>


(2) A candidate for the election of National Assembly members, local government council members or the head of a local government shall not be arrested or detained unless he/she is caught while committing a crime, except when he/she commits a crime falling under capital punishment or


imprisonment with or without prison labor either for life or for five or more years or commits a crime as provided in CHAPTER ⅩⅥ Penal Provisions, and shall have the call-up for military service postponed, from the time the candidate completes registration until the ballot counting is finished.


<Newly Inserted by Act No. 4949, May 10, 1995>


(3) An election campaign manager, the chief of an election campaign liaison office, an election campaign worker, an accountant in charge, a voting witness, an advance polling witness, and a ballot-counting witness (excluding an election campaign manager, an election campaign worker,
and an accountant in charge appointed by a preliminary candidate) shall not be arrested or detained unless he/she is caught while committing a
crime, except when he/she commits a crime punishable by capital punishment or imprisonment with or without prison labor either for life or
for three or more years, or commits a crime under any provision of Articles 230 through 235 and 237 through 259, or shall have the call-up
for military service postponed, from the time he/she acquires the relevant status until the ballot counting is finished.


 


<Amended by Act No. 10981, Jul. 28, 2011; Act No. 12267, Jan. 17, 2014>