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Elderly woman booked for ripping ballots

By Ahn Sang-yool
  • Published : Jun 14, 2018 - 15:09
  • Updated : Jun 14, 2018 - 15:09
Cheongju Sangdang Police Station said Wednesday that it had booked a 67-year-old woman without detention for violating the Public Official Election Act.

She is accused of ripping three ballot papers at a polling station in Yongam-dong, Cheongju, North Chungcheong Province, around 5:50 p.m. Wednesday.

(Yonhap)

She had been drunk, according to the National Election Commission.

Police said the woman claimed that she tore the ballots because there was “no one to vote for.”

By Ahn Sang-yool (koolsangon@heraldcorp.com)