While I was on the way to a meeting at Yonsei University, I took some time to take a few pictures of electioneering in Il-dong, the home of Ansan College. Here they are:
With large rallies being a thing of the past and the election being more party-centered, most campaigns have taken a more low-key approach to electioneering. One notable exeception is the campaign truck. Basically, a campaign staffer drives the truck to a busy street corner and plays loud music to draw attention to it. As you can see, the truck is also equipped to be a stage for the candidate or a surrogate speaker so the campaign can quickly turn any location into a campaign rally site. Most major campaigns in Ansan seem to have a truck like it. This one happens to belong to Our Open Party (OOP).
This is the same corner. Please note the green signs in the upper right-hand corner. That is the headquarters of the local United Liberal Democrats (ULD) candidate.
This is something I would like to see used back in the 'States. I assume that they are put up by election officials because they list all the local candidates and are located at several points in each district. The posters only give a little information but most include a webpage for the candidate or party. Judging from the list, there are six candidates on the ballot for the local district. I accidentally cut off the poster of the #1 Grand National Party (or Great Nation Party, GNP) candidate, which I'm sure will make some of my pink readers happy.
Here are some posters for the some of the 13 parties on the proportional list. They are competing for the 56 seats available on the nation-wide proportional ballot. If you look closely at the number of pictures on each poster, you will see that some parties only have a few candidates while others have dozens.
I hope you liked my little tour. I hope to get some more pics before Thursday's election (if I can find the time).