UEC launches an­i­mated car­toon to en­cour­age elec­tion par­tic­i­pa­tion

Mizzima Business Weekly - - ELECTION INSIGHT -

In prepa­ra­tion for the his­toric 8 Novem­ber elec­tions, the Union Elec­tion Com­mis­sion has launched “Let’s go and check the Voter List”. The an­i­mated car­toon en­cour­ages mas­sive par­tic­i­pa­tion in the Na­tional Voter List Dis­play ac­cord­ing to the web­site of In­ter­na­tional IDEA on 11 Septem­ber.

Vot­ers are urged to check their per­sonal in­for­ma­tion on the lists, to make sure they can vote on 8 Novem­ber.

The 3-minute long an­i­ma­tion ex­plains all must-knows about the Na­tional Voter List Dis­play, in par­tic­u­lar the dif­fer­ent forms to cor­rect their per­sonal in­for­ma­tion. 13 mil­lion forms have been dis­trib­uted na­tion­wide to elec­tion sub-com­mis­sions al­ready.

The na­tion­wide voter list dis­play will take place from the 14th to the 27th of Septem­ber. It is an im­por­tant chance to re­quest amend­ments to the list.

Rais­ing civic aware­ness on voter reg­is­tra­tion is par­tic­u­larly im­por­tant in Myan­mar: reg­is­tra­tion and vot­ing are non-com­pul­sory; it is the first dig­i­tal­ized voter list in history; and many vot­ers will for the first time take part in elec­tions for their rep­re­sen­ta­tives in the union and re­gional as­sem­blies (Hlutaws).

This an­i­ma­tion is the sec­ond of a se­ries of five that the Union Elec­tion Com­mis­sion will pro­duce with sup­port of In­ter­na­tional IDEA in Myan­mar.

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