ELECTIONS 2022/Election campaigns around Taiwan, Nov. 16

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Poet Wu Sheng (吳晟, right) attends a news conference in Taipei on Wednesday, calling on residents from Nantou County in central Taiwan to travel home to vote in the Nov. 26 local government elections. CNA photo Nov. 16, 2022
Poet Wu Sheng (吳晟, right) attends a news conference in Taipei on Wednesday, calling on residents from Nantou County in central Taiwan to travel home to vote in the Nov. 26 local government elections. CNA photo Nov. 16, 2022

Taipei, Nov. 16 (CNA) The Central Election Commission reminded the public, political parties, candidates and media outlets that a ban on releasing, reporting, distributing, commenting on and citing poll results through any platform took effect at midnight Tuesday, ahead of the Nov. 26 local government elections.

Citing Article 53 in the Civil Servants Election and Recall Act, the commission said in a statement released Tuesday that all campaigns, either online or in the real world are required to conclude at midnight on Nov. 25.

Violations of these restrictions can result in a fine of NT$500,000-$5 million (US$16,072-$160,718) under the election law, the commission added.

Here are some of the highlights on the campaign trail on Wednesday.

President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) urged people to travel home to vote in the Nov. 26 local government elections if their household registration is somewhere other than where they currently live, at a news conference in Taipei on Wednesday. In Taiwan, people can only cast their votes in the location where their residence is registered. CNA photo Nov. 16, 2022
President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) urged people to travel home to vote in the Nov. 26 local government elections if their household registration is somewhere other than where they currently live, at a news conference in Taipei on Wednesday. In Taiwan, people can only cast their votes in the location where their residence is registered. CNA photo Nov. 16, 2022

Keelung City, New Taipei

Opposition Kuomintang (KMT) candidate for Keelung mayor Hsieh Kuo-liang (謝國樑, left) is joined by New Taipei Mayor Hou Yu-ih (侯友宜) in a motorcade campaign event in the northern port city on Wednesday. CNA photo Nov. 16, 2022
Opposition Kuomintang (KMT) candidate for Keelung mayor Hsieh Kuo-liang (謝國樑, left) is joined by New Taipei Mayor Hou Yu-ih (侯友宜) in a motorcade campaign event in the northern port city on Wednesday. CNA photo Nov. 16, 2022
Legislator Tsai Shih-ying (蔡適應), who is running for Keelung mayor for the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), alleges questionable property transaction involving his KMT opponent Hsieh Kuo-liang and his family at a news conference in the port city on Wednesday. CNA photo Nov. 16, 2022
Legislator Tsai Shih-ying (蔡適應), who is running for Keelung mayor for the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), alleges questionable property transaction involving his KMT opponent Hsieh Kuo-liang and his family at a news conference in the port city on Wednesday. CNA photo Nov. 16, 2022

Taoyuan

KMT Taoyuan mayoral candidate Simon Chang (張善政, front left) and his party
KMT Taoyuan mayoral candidate Simon Chang (張善政, front left) and his party's candidates running for city council seats stump for votes in the Nov. 26 local government election in Dayuan District on Wednesday. CNA photo Nov. 16, 2022
DPP Taoyuan mayoral candidate, Legislator Chen Yun-peng (鄭運鵬, center) speaks on the phone to a friend of former Legislator Chen Po-wei (陳柏惟, right) with outgoing Taoyuan Mayor Cheng Wen-tsan (鄭文燦) sat next to him at a campaign event in Taoyuan on Wednesday. CNA photo Nov. 16, 2022
DPP Taoyuan mayoral candidate, Legislator Chen Yun-peng (鄭運鵬, center) speaks on the phone to a friend of former Legislator Chen Po-wei (陳柏惟, right) with outgoing Taoyuan Mayor Cheng Wen-tsan (鄭文燦) sat next to him at a campaign event in Taoyuan on Wednesday. CNA photo Nov. 16, 2022

Changhua County

Changhua County Magistrate Wang Hui-mei (王惠美, center), who is seeking her re-election under the KMT
Changhua County Magistrate Wang Hui-mei (王惠美, center), who is seeking her re-election under the KMT's flag, poses with her DPP challenger, Legislator Huang Shiou-fang (黃秀芳, second right), for photos when attending a televised policy presentation forum organized by the local election commission on Wednesday. Photo courtesy of a private contributor Nov. 16, 2022
Taiwan People
Taiwan People's Party Secretary-General Hsieh Li-kung (謝立功, right) holds up the number "eight" -- the ballot number of the party's candidate for a seat at the Changhua County Council, Zheng Jing-yi (鄭敬議) -- when campaigning with Zheng on Wednesday. Photo courtesy of the party's branch office in Changhua County Nov. 16, 2022

Yunlin County

DPP Legislator Liu Chien-kuo (劉建國, second right), who is running for Yunlin County magistrate, presents a policy paper on reduction of carbon emission after signing a pledge proposed by a local group on global warming and air pollution reduction on Wednesday. CNA photo Nov. 16, 2022
DPP Legislator Liu Chien-kuo (劉建國, second right), who is running for Yunlin County magistrate, presents a policy paper on reduction of carbon emission after signing a pledge proposed by a local group on global warming and air pollution reduction on Wednesday. CNA photo Nov. 16, 2022
Independent candidate for Yunlin County magistrate Lin Chia-yu (林佳瑜, front center) speaks before signing a pledge proposed by a local group to tackle climate change issues and air pollution on Wednesday. CNA photo Nov. 16, 2022
Independent candidate for Yunlin County magistrate Lin Chia-yu (林佳瑜, front center) speaks before signing a pledge proposed by a local group to tackle climate change issues and air pollution on Wednesday. CNA photo Nov. 16, 2022

Hualien County

Hualien County Magistrate Hsu Chen-wei (徐榛蔚, second right) of the KMT is joined by her husband Legislator Fu Kun-chi (傅崐萁, third left) and former Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜, second left) as she campaigns for re-election at a joint election event organized by the party
Hualien County Magistrate Hsu Chen-wei (徐榛蔚, second right) of the KMT is joined by her husband Legislator Fu Kun-chi (傅崐萁, third left) and former Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜, second left) as she campaigns for re-election at a joint election event organized by the party's local branch office on Wednesday. CNA photo Nov. 16, 2022
Independent candidate for Hualien County magistrate Huang Shih-peng (黃師鵬, left) shakes hands with the DPP candidate for the seat, former Presidential Office spokesperson Kolas Yotaka, when attending a televised policy presentation forum organized by the county
Independent candidate for Hualien County magistrate Huang Shih-peng (黃師鵬, left) shakes hands with the DPP candidate for the seat, former Presidential Office spokesperson Kolas Yotaka, when attending a televised policy presentation forum organized by the county's election commission, on Wednesday. CNA photo Nov. 16, 2022

Kaohsiung

Kaohsiung Mayor Chen Chi-mai (陳其邁, right) of the DPP, who is seeking his reelection, signs an autograph for a supporter during a motorcade campaign event in a coastal district of the southern city on Wednesday. CNA photo Nov. 16, 2022
Kaohsiung Mayor Chen Chi-mai (陳其邁, right) of the DPP, who is seeking his reelection, signs an autograph for a supporter during a motorcade campaign event in a coastal district of the southern city on Wednesday. CNA photo Nov. 16, 2022
KMT Kaohsiung mayoral candidate Ko Chih-en (柯志恩, center) campaigns with party candidates running for city council seats on Wednesday. CNA photo Nov. 16, 2022
KMT Kaohsiung mayoral candidate Ko Chih-en (柯志恩, center) campaigns with party candidates running for city council seats on Wednesday. CNA photo Nov. 16, 2022

(By Kay Liu)

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