2017 i-Voting Event Kicks-off -- Decide Future of Your District!
The Department of Civil Affairs (DCA) announced that the first citywide 2017 i-Voting will take place between June 30 and July 13! Residents are invited to cast their ballots for various proposals. The results will serve as reference for the formation of new policies and be implemented!
DCA pointed out that eligible voters are individuals 16 years old or above and either domiciled, attending school, or working in the respective districts of Taipei. Those domiciled in Taipei are welcome to vote directly through the i-Voting website. For non-Taipei citizens, they should visit the polling stations to cast their votes following a simple verification process. Polling stations are located at the twelve district offices, house registration offices, and a number of MRT stations, activity centers, malls, and temples.
A raffle will be held to pick one lucky participant to bring home vouchers worth NT$10,000 for each district, as soon as the ballots cast exceed 2,000. Should the combined total of all twelve districts exceed 30,000 votes, the organizer will even draw out a winner for a brand new iPhone 7!
To demonstrate his support for the initiative, Mayor Ko Wen-je took time to learn about the seven proposals submitted for Xinyi District, where the city government is located. He calls upon the public to participate and play a role in shaping the future for the district where they live, study, or work.
According to DAC, the 2017 i-Voting event generated 93 proposals in total, spanning topics such as park renovation, eco rehabilitation, senior and child care, road traffic safety, humanities and arts, and more.
Information regarding the i-Voting event can be found at the i-Voting website https://ivoting.taipei/ (Chinese) and the participatory budget website https://pb.taipei/ (Chinese).