Coronavirus COVID-19 Election Japan

Japanese ruling and opposition parties agree to enact law to allow COVID-19 patients to vote by mail

Japanese ruling and opposition parties on Thursday 20th May agreed to enact a new law to allow COVID-19 patients recovering in hotels or at home to vote by mail in national and local elections. COVID-19 patients and people who had close contact with them are required to stay in hotels or at home while they recover. It is difficult for them to visit polling stations.

From Jiji Press

May 20 2021

TOKYO -Japanese ruling and opposition parties on Thursday 20th May agreed to enact a new law to allow COVID-19 patients recovering in hotels or at home to vote by mail in national and local elections. 

The parties hope to see the new law in place in time for the Tokyo metropolitan assembly election to be held on July 4.

COVID-19 patients and people who had close contact with them are required to stay in hotels or at home while they recover. It is difficult for them to visit polling stations.

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