South Korea elections: Defectors from North get to vote
10 December 2012 Last updated at 00:25 GMT
South Korea is braced for presidential elections, with economic inequality, lack of jobs and relations with the North all on the agenda.
Among those preparing to vote this time are around 20,000 North Korean defectors, who will be given the opportunity for the first time to choose their leader.
The BBC's Lucy Williamson reports.