UNION Election Commission (UEC) Chairman U Hla Thein met with the self-administered region, district and township election sub-commissions in Shan State at the Shan State government office yesterday in preparation for holding the by-election which is slated to be held on 3 November.
At the meeting, UEC Chairman U Hla Thein urged the chairmen and members of the sub-commission to complete the preparation for the by-election process timely.
The by-election for 13 vacant seats will be held on 3 November 2018. In Shan State it will be held for the Laikha constituency.
“The district, township, ward/village tract commissions are required to conduct preparations for the election process works, according to the set timetable,” said U Hla Thein.
At the moment, political parties have submitted a list of candidates and State sub-commissions and UEC is to be informed and coordinated in assessing and confirming the candidates transparently and in a timely manner, according to enacted procedures, rules and laws, he added.
Commission and various levels of the sub-commission could not hold the election successfully without the participation and cooperation of relevant ministries, political parties, civil society organisations, media and the public.
The UEC Chairman also called for carrying out election procedures with good will and without bias.
He also urged the sub-commissions that do not have by-elections to assist the other sub-commissions in holding by elections.
He also called for preparation for the 2020 general election. Afterwards, the state, self-administered region, district and township election sub-commission chairmen delivered individual speeches and explained the election process, as coordinated by the UEC Chairman.
The meeting was attended by Shan State (South), self-administered region, district and township election sub-commission chairmen and members.