University of Seoul (UOS) set up an election polling station for the second time. Starting from March 14, UOS had accepted absentee voter ballot applications prior to the general election which will be held on April 11. A polling station for absentee voting was to be set at the lecture hall from April 5 to 6, if there are more than 2,000 absent voter ballot applications handed in by March 27.
In 2010, UOS received 2,423 absent voter ballot applications for the local election which was held on June 2 despite a small number of students attending the university at that time. Thus, UOS was among the three universities which set up the polling stations in Seoul. This time, 2,338 students requested absentee voting. UOS Student Council said that such a high number of students requesting absentee voting showed how UOS students are aware of the importance of political participation. It also stressed that the number demonstrated to the public that young people actually have a great interest in politics and that they want to resolve their own problems through voting.