VOTE 2017: Voting rushed in some areas due to approaching Typhoon No. 21
With an exceptionally powerful typhoon bearing down on the Japanese archipelago, voters were being urged to cast their ballots for the Lower House election a day or two early, instead of on Oct. 22.
“It's safer to vote in advance,” said Tsumoru Matsumoto, the chief weather forecaster of the Japan Meteorological Agency.
In Tokyo’s Setagaya Ward, which has 750,000 or so registered voters, approximately 30,000 went to the polls on Oct. 20.
Some election administration commissions moved up the official voting day in remote islands under their jurisdictions for fear of encountering difficulties ferrying ballot boxes to polling stations in stormy seas whipped up by Typhoon No. 21.
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