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August 09, 2020

Election coordination meeting held

UEC Chairman U Tin Aye addresses speech at electoral coordination meeting with CSOs.—MNA

The Union Election Commission will announce the voters’ list in mid-September, UEC Chairman U Tin Aye said during a coordination meeting between UEC and civil society organisations at Park Parkroyal in Yangon on Monday. He said that a total of 6,189 candidates have been nominated and that district election sub-commissions have begun the process of vetting candidates. The UEC has issued accreditation cards to local and foreign election monitoring groups, he added. The chairman said that the UEC plans to train staff on polling booths and will invite election monitoring group members to observe the training. He said he is confident that voter identity cards will be successfully distributed in all parts of the nation, including those affected by recent floods. The meeting covered a variety of aspects relating to the election, including voter education, the compilation of a national voters list, the provision of manuals to polling booth staff, the polling booth process, voters’ ID and electoral processes.
The commission chairman concluded the meeting by urging civil society groups to cooperate with the UEC and support its efforts to make the 2015 general elections free, fair and transparent.


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