ELECTIONS 2022/Vote counting, latest election results

11/26/2022 04:07 PM
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CNA photo Nov. 26, 2022
CNA photo Nov. 26, 2022

Taipei, Nov. 26 (CNA) Polling stations at which voters in Taiwan cast ballots for local government offices and a referendum on a proposed constitutional amendment to lower the voting age to 18 from 20 closed at 4 p.m. Saturday.

Anyone who arrived at a polling station before 4 p.m. were still allowed to cast their votes, while election officials at each polling station began counting votes.

Dubbed the "nine-in-one" elections in Taiwan, which take place every four years, voters cast their ballots for up to nine different local government posts -- mayors of the six special municipalities; city councilors in the six special municipalities; the heads of counties and county-level cities; county and city councilors; township chiefs; township representatives; ward/village chiefs; and representatives as well as heads of Indigenous districts in the special municipalities.

Here are the latest developments and results from Election Day. You can also follow our live blog summarizing local media outlets' election coverage.

Supporters of Kaohsiung Mayor Chen Chi-mai cheer outside his campaign headquarters Saturday evening. CNA photo Nov. 26, 2022
Supporters of Kaohsiung Mayor Chen Chi-mai cheer outside his campaign headquarters Saturday evening. CNA photo Nov. 26, 2022

The six special municipalities:

★ KMT Hou Yu-ih reelected as New Taipei mayor

★ Chiang Wan-an wins Taipei for KMT in tight three-way mayoral race

★ Simon Chang reclaims Taoyuan for the KMT

★ KMT Lu Shiow-yen wins second term as Taichung mayor

★ DPP Huang Wei-che declares reelection win in Tainan

DPP Chen Chi-mai secures second mayoral term in Kaohsiung

Supporters of TPP Hsinchu City mayoral candidate Kao Hung-an gather outside her campaign headquarters to follow vote counting in Saturday
Supporters of TPP Hsinchu City mayoral candidate Kao Hung-an gather outside her campaign headquarters to follow vote counting in Saturday's local government elections. CNA photo Nov. 26, 2022

Counties and county-level cities:

★ KMT Hsieh Kuo-liang claims win in Keelung mayoral election

★ TPP wins key Hsinchu mayor race, as Kao Hung-an declares victory

★ KMT Yang Wen-ke claims reelection win in Hsinchu County

★ Independent Chung Tung-chin declares win in Miaoli County magistrate race

Fireworks are set off outside independent Miaoli County magistrate candidate Chung Tung-chin
Fireworks are set off outside independent Miaoli County magistrate candidate Chung Tung-chin's (center) campaign headquarters Saturday evening. CNA photo Nov. 26, 2022

★ KMT Hsu Shu-hua claims victory in Nantou County magistrate race

KMT Wang Hui-mei claims reelection win in Changhua County

★ KMT Chang Li-shan declares reelection win in Yunlin County

★ DPP Weng Chang-liang declares reelection win in Chiayi County

(Note: CEC relaunches Chiayi mayoral election, reschedules election day)

★ DPP Chou Chun-mi becomes 1st elected female magistrate of Pingtung County

Yilan County Magistrate Lin Zi-miao (right). CNA photo Nov. 26, 2022
Yilan County Magistrate Lin Zi-miao (right). CNA photo Nov. 26, 2022

★ KMT Lin Zi-miao reelected as Yilan County magistrate

★ KMT Hsu Chen-wei claims reelection win in Hualien County

★ KMT's Yao Ching-ling claims reelection win in Taitung County magistrate race 

Penghu County Magistrate-elect Cehn Kuang-fu (in green vest) of the DPP delivers his victory speech Saturday evening. CNA photo Nov. 26, 2022
Penghu County Magistrate-elect Cehn Kuang-fu (in green vest) of the DPP delivers his victory speech Saturday evening. CNA photo Nov. 26, 2022

★ DPP Chen Kuang-fu reclaims Penghu County seat

★ Former Kinmen Magistrate Chen Fu-hai reclaims county seat

★ KMT Wang Chung-ming declares victory in Lienchiang County

Update

● President Tsai resigns as DPP chairperson after election setback

● Referendum on lowering voting age to 18 fails to pass

● Hong Kong-born voters face jail for taking ballots from polling place

● Some voters tear up ballots at polling stations in Taiwan

At 6 p.m. 1,767 of the 17,649 polling stations have reported votes in the local government elections to the Central Election Commission, while 1,879 have submitted results in the voting age referendum.

At 5:29 p.m. CNA reported that the opposition Kuomintang (KMT) Miaoli County magistrate candidate Hsieh Fu-hung (謝福弘) has conceded in the race, in which he faces Democratic Progressive Party (PTT) candidate Hsu Ting-chen (徐定禎) and independent Chung Tung-chin (鍾東錦), who did not recevied the KMT's nomination but had the support of incombent Hsu Yao-chang (徐耀昌)

At 5:22 p.m., 153 polling stations around Taiwan have reported votes for local government leaders, while 165 have reported votes in the referendum on the proposed constitutional amendment to lower the voting age from 20 to 18.

Live streaming of the numbers of votes counted and reported to the Central Election Commission. Source: Central Election Commission

For the English version of the latest figures of votes counted and reported to the Central Election Commission, please check here.

(By Kay Liu)

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Workers at a polling station in Taipei are counting votes for mayor (yellow) and city councilors (white) at the same time. CNA photo Nov. 26, 2022
Workers at a polling station in Taipei are counting votes for mayor (yellow) and city councilors (white) at the same time. CNA photo Nov. 26, 2022
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A polling station worker displays a ballot to the public when counting the vote. CNA photo Nov. 26, 2022
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