UEC launches animated cartoon to encourage election participation


In preparation for the historic 8 November elections, the Union Election Commission has launched “Let’s go and check the Voter List”. The animated cartoon encourages massive participation in the National Voter List Display according to the website of International IDEA on 11 September.

Voters are urged to check their personal information on the lists, to make sure they can vote on 8 November.

The 3-minute long animation explains all must-knows about the National Voter List Display, in particular the different forms to correct their personal information. 13 million forms have been distributed nationwide to election sub-commissions already.

The nationwide voter list display will take place from the 14th to the 27th of September. It is an important chance to request amendments to the list.

Raising civic awareness on voter registration is particularly important in Myanmar: registration and voting are non-compulsory; it is the first digitalized voter list in history; and many voters will for the first time take part in elections for their representatives in the union and regional assemblies (Hlutaws).

This animation is the second of a series of five that the Union Election Commission will produce with support of International IDEA in Myanmar.

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