Yangon to host voter education programmes this month

Programmes to educate voters in Yangon Region will commence in the middle of March under the guidance of election monitoring organisations.

Local civic organisations in Yangon Region met for the first time on March 3 to discuss the implementation of the programmes in ten townships.

“The authorities in Yangon Region and in 10 townships that collected data for voting said they are ready to announce the voter lists. They informed civic and social organizations like us. We will work from March 16 to 29. From March 30, before water festival, the lists of eligible voters will be displayed.

Then, we will discuss how to educate the people in cooperation with the authorities,” said Chan Lyan from the Horn Bill organisation, an election monitoring group.

The nationwide survey of eligible voters began in September 2014. The government aims to finish compiling the nationwide voter list by August 2015, according to the Union Election Commission.

The first stage of compiling the eligible voter list for Yangon Region was completed in ten townships.

The second stage will cover 14 townships and surveys of the remaining townships will begin at the end of March.

The ten townships that will host voter education programmes are Dagon Seikkan, Dagon, Latha, Botahtaung, lanmadaw, Dawbon, Seikgyi-Khanaungto, Kamayut, Kyauktada and Pazuntaung towhsips.

Source: Eleven Myanmar

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