Quick question relating to voting in the upcoming presidential election.
A couple of days ago I discovered that my local Household Registration Office had removed me from my household (which usually only happens if one moves overseas) for unknown reasons. This has happened once before, so I was able to rectify it quickly and now I’m listed in my household again.
Now my question is:
Will this affect my eligibility to vote in the upcoming presidential election?
(I wasn’t able to vote in the local elections last year because my household registration had only been in my city for less than 4 months, because they had moved me out without my knowledge.)
huh? The only way one would be auromatically moved out of household is for being outside the country for over 2 years. Either you didn’t return using a Taiwan passport, or you are renting and your landlord doesn’t want you to be on it?
Regardless, if you have household registration at one place for 4 months, you are eligeable to vote. Unless someone can prove you don’t actually live there or something.
I think unless you can prove they’ve made an error, otherwise you might not be able to vote. In any case, a month prior to the vote, I think there’s an online system that you can check if you are eligible to vote.
Does this mean that the landlord (as the head of the household) has the ability to remove anyone from the household registration for that address, even against your wishes and without your consent, signature, or seal?
And the HHR office will comply with this landlord-instigated removal, against your wishes, even if you are physically residing there? So what happens to your registered address if you get forcibly removed in this manner from HHR? It goes into “moved out of Taiwan” status?
It seems rather surprising to me that someone else (even if head of household) has the ability to alter your HHR registration without your knowledge and consent.
Technically the contract needs to be up and the renter should have moved out. However, in the case where the former renter failed to update their household registration, the landlord could totally revoke their registration, and they could do it online.