Voters list to be made public from 14 September


Voters check their names on lists posted in Yangon, on 30 March 2012. Photo: Mizzima

Voters check their names on lists posted in Yangon, on 30 March 2012. Photo: Mizzima

The Union election Commission will make the voters list publicly available at UEC township offices from 14 to 27 September so that those eligible to vote in the general election have the opportunity to confirm their names and details the Global New Light of Myanmar reported on 2 September.

During the sixth meeting between the UEC and political parties in Yangon on Tuesday, UEC’s Chairman U Tin Aye said that persons without national ID cards can still cast their ballot on 8 November if they can provide other forms of identity that prove citizenship, such as a driving license or student ID card. He said the measure is being taken to maximise the number of people who turn out to vote and said that those whose names are not on the voters’ list can apply to regional sub-election commissions in accordance with the Election Law for clarification.

The UEC also clarified certain electoral processes, including campaign directives and compliance, candidate campaign financing disclosures, the provision of manuals to polling station staff, polling booth processes, mediation, security and monitoring committees, electoral dispute resolution and candidate agents.

A total of 6,189 candidates have been nominated and district election sub-commissions have begun the process of vetting candidates. 

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