According to the latest announcement released in Mon State’s Ye Township in September, there are 155,969 eligible voters for the upcoming election and the voter list is likely to increase after migrant people from other areas have been allowed to submit their applications with Form 3-A.
Ye Township Election Sub-Commission Office Chairman, U Nyunt Aung, confirmed the list will be released after migrant people who have been living in Ye Township for 180 days have been allowed to submit their applications.
“We can’t release the list of people that have applied with a Form 3-A yet because the lists from different places are not complete yet. That’s why we can only confirm on October 13,” U Nyunt Aung said in an interview conducted last week.
The public including migrant workers had to submit the applications to ward and village sub-commission offices in their respective areas before October 10th to have their names included on the voter list.
“Many strangers came to our village starting from last month. Their accent didn't sound like they were Mon people. They shopped at my store nearly every week,” said Naing Maung, a shopkeeper from Mawtkanin Village in Ye Township.
Similarly, migrant workers have been allowed to vote in the Thanbyuzayat Township.
People from other areas can apply to include their names in the voter list at the ward and village sub-commission offices if they have resided in the area for 180 days. Civil servants need a recommendation from their in-charges from respective areas and workers need recommendations from their respective employers or employer representatives. Other people need recommendations from their respective ward or village tract administrator to submit their applications.
If the applicant meets the specified criteria for being an eligible voter, he or she will be added to the voter list in line with the regulations of the respective ward or village tract sub-commission.
The ward or village tract commission will submit the applicant’s name to the township sub-commission, which will then inform the township sub-commission of the applicant’s original residential area with a Form 3-B to remove his or her name from the voter list of that area, according to Ye Township Election Sub-Commission.
A total of 110 polling stations will be opened in 40 village tracts and three towns in Ye Township, the second most populated township in Mon State. The township will elect two Upper House candidates.
Courtesy of BNI