New Bloom will be live updating 2018 election results today! We will be posting updates on this page throughout the day, so stay tuned! Please refresh the page for further updates.

Welcome to 2018 election updates! We will be live updating election results today, starting at 3 PM.

  • 3:00 PM: So far, reports of high voter turnout across Taiwan. It is expected that results will come in later this year due to the referendum questions that are also up for the vote. Reports also of anti-gay groups canvassing illegally close to polling areas and rumors are circulating on the Internet attempting to deceive voters into believing that ballot questions have been changed.
  • 4:45 PM: Early leads by Han Kuo-yu over Chen Chi-mai, Hou You-yi over Su Tseng-chang. CEC expects results on time though previous predictions were that they would be late.‬
  • 5:15 PM: Close race between Ko and Ting, with both having over 250,000, with a difference by several thousand, with Yao lagging behind by 140,000.‬
  • 6:00 PM: Lu Shiow-yen currently leading Lin Chia-lung by 40,000, both have over 200,000‬
  • 6:45 PM: Lu Shiow-yen leads Lin Chia-lung by over 100,000 votes in Taichung, Hou You-yi in lead in New Taipei, tight races between Ko and Ting in Taipei, Han Kuo-yu and Chen Chi-mai in Kaohsiung, Cheng Wen-tsan and Apollo Chen in Taoyuan
  • 7:15 PM: Mazu, Miaoli, and Hualien called for KMT victories
  • 7:40 PM: Penghu win for KMT, as well as DPP in Chiayi.‬
  • 7:50 PM: Lin Chia-lung concedes in Taichung‬
  • 8:20 PM: Current situation is DPP victories in Taoyuan, Tainan, KMT victories in New Taipei, Taichung. Han lead in Kaohsiung, tight race in Taipei between Ting and Ko.
  • 8:30 PM: Yunlin, Hualien, Yilan, Taitung, Miaoli, Kinmen all KMT victories. Chiayi, Hsinchu, Keelung, Pingtung in DPP control. ‬
  • 8:40 PM: Reports that same-sex marriage and Gender Equality Education has been voted down
  • Reports 2020 Olympics referendum has been defeated, that pro-nuclear referendum has succeeded.
  • 9:16 PM: Tsai has resigned as chair of DPP, William Lai as premier‬
  • 9:50 PM: Reports none of the referendum results have passed their thresholds, so will not be binding
  • 1:00 AM: Please check out our full-length report on the situation so far. We will follow up with more reports when the results of city councilor elections, referendum outcomes, and the Taipei mayoral race becomes more clear.
  • 2:30 AM: Ting announces a lawsuit against Central Election Commission for continuing voting even after polls were set to close and influencing voting to invalidate the election. Five stations are left to report Ting vs Ko mayoral elections, but Ko has continued a slight lead
  • 2:40 AM: Ting supporters rallying in front of his campaign headquarters declare that they will demonstrate outside Central Election Commission against the election. About 1000 present at rally
  • 5:00 AM: Please check out our full-length report on referendum outcomes
  • 6:50 AM: Please check out our full-length report on Ko Wen-Je’s election victory
  • 9:15 AM: Please check out our full-length report on the Third Force’s performance in this set of elections
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