[100603/KPOP] IDOLS CAST THEIR VOTE TO SUFFRAGE
Many young K-pop idols including Girls’ Generation member Yoona fulfilled their citizen duties and performed their first act of voting in Korea’s fifth regional elections yesterday.
According to a press release by agency SM Entertainment on Wednesday, many of its artists — namely Yoona, Sunny (of Girls’ Generation), Onew, Jonghyun (SHINee), Heechul, Kyuhyun (Super Junior) and U-Know Yunho (TVXQ) — cast their first votes in the country’s election for government officials, held throughout the country on June 2.
“This is my first time voting so I was excited and happy,” said singer Yoona at the voting station in Seoul’s Daerim district. “I felt proud that I have grown up enough to exercise my precious right to vote.”
Yoona’s bandmate Sunny also showed up at a station in Jongro district to place her vote, saying afterwards that she feels “like a real grown-up.”
Boy band SHINee’s Onew and Jonghyun also expressed their “gladness” at being old enough to vote. Korea’s minimum voting age is 19.