Voter lists for Nov 3 by-election to be announced earlier next month


Voter lists for the upcoming by-election are set to be announced in the first week of July, Union Election Commission (UEC) member Myint Naing told the Daily Eleven.

Out of the 13 vacant constituencies across Myanmar, 12 have completed making voter lists except for Myingyan Township with over 200,000 eligible voters. According to figures in the 2015 general election, there were 211,043 voters in Myingyan, Mandalay Region.

UEC has announced that the by-election will be held on October 3 this year. Voter list compiling started on April 19.

The vacant constituencies for the by-election are Kanpatlat, Lecha, Tamway and Myingyan for the lower house of parliament, Myitkyina Constituency (2) for the upper house of parliament and Matupi, Tamu, Oattwin, Thabeikgyin, Yathedaung, Minbu, Seikkan and Shan ethnic constituency for region and state parliaments.

In the 2015 general election, there were 11,484 voters in Kanpatlat constituency, 35165 in Lecha, 92,987 in Tamway, 178,579 in Kachin State Constituency (2), 16,445 in Tamu, 55249 in Oattwin, 47,633 in Thabeikgyin, 39,599 in Shan ethnic constituency, 66,029 in Minbu and a few thousands in Seikkan.