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Recent system revision

 Election choose representative talking about tomorrow of town in the future from country. Because one vote of qualified voter is made use of more effectively, you must always think about the way of election. Therefore there is law to determine various rules about election.
 It was reviewed many times, and new system has been included so far. Here, we introduce recent system revision in detail.
Reduction to right to vote age 18 years old

 Person within after public announcement day of election of member of the House of Representatives performed for the first time after June 19, 2016 (Heisei 28) and member of the House of Councilors in the date from public announcement or notified election more than age 18 years for 20 years came to be able to participate in election.

Recovery of the right to vote of adult wards

 Adult wards will have the right to vote, eligibility for election from public announcement, notified election after July 1, 2013 (Heisei 25).
 
In addition, to this revision, adjunct of vote of elector was limited to vote office worker in substitute vote, and effort duty rules such as letting outside observer be present in absentee vote in hospital, nursing home were established.

The removal of a ban of Internet campaigning

 Election campaign by method to use the Internet was lifted the ban on "improvement of information in campaign season about candidate" taking into consideration the spread of recent Internet by election notified public announcement after May 26, 2013 (Heisei 25) to plan "promotion of political participation of qualified voter".

Overseas election
 From election of member of the House of Representatives carried out after June 1, 2007 (Heisei 19) and member of the House of Councilors, we became able to vote for not only proportional representation election but also electoral district election. In addition, at the time of presentation of report of residence, there came to be registration application to overseas electoral list in point in time when we did not meet 3-month address requirements.
Distribution of handbill for election campaign
 From March 22, 2007 (Heisei 19), we came to be able to distribute handbill to use for election campaign in election of the head of local public entity. In election of the head of designated city, it is less than 70,000 pieces.
The foundation of absentee vote system in foreign territory
 Elector who belonged to organization (specific overseas dispatch organization) dispatched based on rule of law abroad from March 1, 2007 (Heisei 19) came to be able to vote for all national election, local elections during activity abroad.
Reading system of electoral list abridgment
 Case that could read electoral list abridgment clarified, and we were limited by points of view of personal information protection, and, from November 1, 2006 (Heisei 18), sanction for violator was founded.
System revision of absentee vote by mail
 From March 1, 2004 (Heisei 16), person targeted for absentee vote by mail was extended, and "substitute mention system" was founded in addition.
Early vote system
 System that person who could not go to polling place on election day with possibility voted for beforehand in municipality board of elections registered with electoral list was simplified by election performed public announcement (notification) of after December 1, 2003 (Heisei 15).
Distribution of brochures such as political parties or book
 From October 26, 2003 (Heisei 15), political parties came to be able to distribute brochures which listed important policies about the government which we reported to the cause, the Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications of constant requirements in House of Representatives general election or House of Councilors ordinary election.
Zoning and fixed number revision of the House of Representatives
 We are applied by member of the House of Representatives general election carried out after August 31, 2002 (Heisei 14).
Electromagnetic record-style voting system
 We explain summary of electromagnetic record-style voting system.
System revision of the Upper House election
 The fixed number of member of the Diet, method (open-list system) of vote changed from member of the House of Councilors election of 2001 (Heisei 13).

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