October 19, 2017

32 mil eligible voters Nationwide electoral registers to be publicized in September

People check voter list at West Sawyanpaing Ward in Ahlon Township.—Po Htaung
People check voter list at West Sawyanpaing Ward in Ahlon Township.—Po Htaung

Yangon, 23 Aug — The nationwide electoral registers will be released only in September, according to the Union Election Commission.
The commission had initially planned to publicize the voting lists nationwide from 23 August to 6 September, but the country’s devastating floods in 12 states and regions have caused the announcement of the lists to postpone.
“People across the country are engaged in the rehabilitation process, so they are unable to check whether their names are on the electorate register,” UEC’s director U Thaung Hlaing said.
The voters will have 14 days to verify their legitimacy to vote. According to the initial announcement made by UEC, there are 32 million eligible voters across the country. Candidates will start campaigning for support in their constituencies from 8 September to 6 November.
The General Election 2015 has been scheduled for 8 November.—Ye Khaung Nyunt

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