Rules of Election：
In accordance with Article 33 of the Local System Law: City Councilors shall be elected by citizens according to law, for a term of four years and may be eligible for reelection. The total number of Cit Councilors shall not exceed eleven persons when the population of the city concerned is less than 10,000; the number should not exceed nineteen persons when the city population is 20,000;and it should not exceed thirty-three persons when the population is less than 400,000. It shall have at least one female member, when the quota attains four persons in an election zone; in case the quota case four persons, one guaranteed quota for female will be added for every four persons added.
Accordingly, for the population of Chia-yi , 24 members should be elected. The election is separated to two districts. At least two female members have to be elected in each district.
In accordance with the Regulation governing Elections and Recall of Public Functionaries : he who qualifies to vote in the city elections must be a Taiwanese citizen who resides in a local district for at least four months. He or she must be 20 or above and has not been deprived of civil rights or declared incompetence to manage his own properties.
Those who are Taiwanese citizens and 23 or older are qualified to run for office at the City Council as long as they follow the law and regulations for election.