“I hope union members who have received money and valuables (such as skates) turn themselves in and receive a reduction or exemption from fines for negligence.”
It is a banner of ‘recommendation for embroidery’ hung in nine places, including the branch and office of the Jeonju Kimjewanju Livestock Cooperative in Hoseong-dong, Jeonju-si, Jeonbuk. The Jeollabuk-do Election Commission sent a warning message when a report of a ‘money election’ came in ahead of the 3rd national simultaneous election for head of the union, which will be held on the 8th of next month.
The Jeonbuk National Election Commission announced on the 7th that it requested the police to investigate after receiving a tip that a preliminary candidate had distributed frozen skates to union members in relation to the union head election.
Those who provide money or valuables in connection with elections are subject to criminal punishment. Those who receive money or valuables are subject to a fine for negligence ranging from 10 to 50 times the amount received. However, if the person who received the money or valuables turns himself in, the fine may be reduced.
An official from the National Election Commission said, “We found out about this in mid-January, around the time of the Lunar New Year, and immediately asked the police to investigate.”