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July 09, 2020

UEC discusses designations of constituencies, polling stations for 2020 General Election

The Union Election Commission holds a meeting on preparations for the 2020 General Election in late this year. PHOTO: MNA
The Union Election Commission holds a meeting on preparations for the 2020 General Election in late this year. PHOTO: MNA

The Union Election Commission held a discussion over designations of constituencies and polling stations for the 2020 General Election yesterday.
U Hla Thein, the chairperson of commission, explained the undertakings in line with the COVID-19 guidelines of the Ministry of Health and Sports.
The UEC has announced the next multi-party democracy elections will be held in late 2020, and its exact date will be informed depending on the situation of COVID-19 in the country.
The commission has tasked its sub-commissions with designating constituencies based on the population figures collected by the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population.
The chairman added that constituency designation at ethnic areas has not completed yet.
The UEC will manage in scrutinizing voter lists on monthly basis to avoid overlapping and to ensure correctness.
The Myanmar returnees from other countries will also be added to the voter lists, while the voter lists of Defence Services family members will be collected.
The accurate voter lists could help in designation of polling stations in the respective areas. The commission has arranged sending office equipment for the elections to the offices of its sub-commissions. The chairman also urged the sub-commissions to cooperate with related organizations in getting the accurate voter lists. The Director-General and officials from the commission office explained the works of designating constituencies and voting stations. The meeting will continue on 4 June. —MNA
(Translated by Kyaw Zin Tun)

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