The police launched an investigation after suspicions of proxy voting for the June 1 local election were raised in Gyeongsangbuk-do County.

According to the Gunwi Police Station, a resident A in his 80s reported on the afternoon of the 27th, the first day of early voting, "I went to vote in advance, but it was confirmed that I had already voted in my residence, so I couldn't vote."

Person A is said to have said to the police, "I have never voted for a residence, but I cannot understand who voted for me."

As a result of the police investigation, it was found that Mr. A was registered as a candidate for a residence vote and sent a ballot to the National Election Commission after recently voting for residence.

The police believe that there are about 5 villagers who have experienced something similar to Mr. A, and are investigating Mr. B, the village head, who has the authority to check the voters of residence.

Mr. Lee Jang B is known to assert that "in the process of selecting voters for the residence, the residents' consent was obtained, and after that, he did not interfere in the voting for the residence."

Mr. A is said to have rebutted, saying, "He did not agree to the residence vote."

A police official said, "The villagers and the head of the village are in a situation where the claims are mixed.

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