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Article 15
 

(Voting Right)


(1) A national of 19 years of age or above shall have a voting right for the elections of the President and the members of the National Assembly: Provided, That a voting right in the elections of National Assembly members of local constituencies shall only be granted to a national of 19
years of age or above who falls under any of the following subparagraphs, as of the basis date of preparation of the electoral register pursuant to Article 37 (1):


<Amended by Act No. 11071, Nov. 7, 2011; Act No. 12267, Jan. 17, 2014>


1. A person whose resident registration has been made in the relevant local constituency for the National Assembly;


2. A person who has been enrolled in the register of reported domestic domiciles (hereinafter referred to as the “register of reported domestic domiciles”) for not less than three months since he/she reported his/her domestic domicile in accordance with Article 6 (1) of the Act on the Immigration and Legal Status of Overseas Koreans and whose residence is within the election district of the relevant local constituency for the National Assembly.


(2) Any person of 19 years of age or above who falls under any of the following subparagraphs as of the basis date of preparation of the
electoral register under Article 37 (1) shall have a right to vote in the elections of local council members and the head of the local government in the district:


<Amended by Act No. 9466, Feb. 12, 2009; Act No. 11071, Nov.7, 2011; Act No. 12267, Jan. 17, 2014>


1. Any person whose resident registration is made in the district under the jurisdiction of the relevant local government;


2. Any national who has been enrolled for not less than three months in the register of reported domestic domiciles and whose residence is within the district under the jurisdiction of the relevant local government;


3. Any person who is enrolled in the register of foreigners of the relevant local government pursuant to Article 34 of the Immigration Control Act as a foreigner for whom three years have passed after the acquisition date of qualification for permanent residence under Article 10 of the same Act. 


<This paragraph was amended by Act No. 9466, promulgated on February 12, 2009, pursuant to the decision of inconsistency with the Constitution by the Constitutional Court made on June 28, 2007>