Voter lists for by-election to be announced on July 9

Myo Min Htet

Voter lists for the upcoming by-election will be announced based on household list in 13 vacant constituencies with more than 900,000 eligible voters on July 9.

The Union Election Commission (UEC) has announced that the by-election will be held in those constituencies on November 3 this year.

UEC spokesperson Myint Naing said making voter lists started on April 19 and the number of voters reached 904,623.

"The number of voters we have collected so far is 904,623. We will announce the voter lists for the first time. But there could be changes later because they were roughly collected," said Myint Naing.

He added that voter lists would be announced on July 9 for the first time and in October for the second time.

"At one person from a household should come and check the voter lists. Authorities should also come and check. Moreover, parliamentary candidates and political parties should also do that," Myint Naing commented.

The vacant constituencies for the November by-election are Kanpatlet, Lecha, Tamway and Myingyan for the Lower House of Parliament, Kachin State Constituency (2) for the Upper House, Matupi, Tamu, Oattwin, Thabeikgyin, Yathedaung and Minbu for state and region parliaments and Shan ethnic constituency for Mandalay Region parliament.

The existing 93 political parties have been informed about holding by-election, and there are seven parties which have to compete in three constituencies without fail.

The UEC has also announced lists of parliamentary candidates could be submitted starting from July 2.