There are over 32 million names of eligible voters on Myanmar’s preliminary voter list as of July 22, including citizens who have left the country, according to the Union Election Commission (UEC). “I’ve found over 32 million names on the list,” UEC Chairman Tin Aye said at a press conference in Yangon. “There are [Myanmar] expatriates among the 32 million names. Wherever they are, they will be in the voter list. Therefore, they can vote in the upcoming election. For those who go abroad with the permission of the government, they can submit Form No 15, and we will send ballots to them. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will assist in this,” he said.
In Nay Pyi Taw, there are 614,126 eligible voters in the preliminary voter list, of whom 13,017 (6.2 per cent) submitted Form No 3 to have their names included after they were initially found to be missing; 3,585 (1.72 per cent) submitted Form No 4 to remove names of ineligible voters; and 12,210 (5.8 per cent) submitted Form No 4(c) to correct personal information.
In Magway Region, 1.3 million out of 2.8 million eligible voters checked the list. Over 140,000 applications were submitted to correct information on the list in the region.
The UEC has declared November 8 to be Election Day. Corrections to the preliminary voter list can be submitted until the end of July. The final voter list will be announced at the end of August.