UEC Announcement: Voting Irregularities in some Townships issued

8 May 2021
2021-05-08 11:20

Union Election Commission (UEC) issued an announcement on the 7th of May.

It stated that regarding the Multiparty General Election held on the 8th of November 2020, the UEC inspected the voters lists and casting of votes in Kawthaung and Bokepyin townships of Taninthayi Region.

The findings showed the differences of voter lists between the previous election commission and the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population in November 2020 of these two townships.

The voter lists also mentioned the numbers of non-identity voters, as well as the voters who repeated on the voter lists more than three times and two times under the same scrutiny card in each township.

The UEC has inspected the withdrawal/receipt/use and remaining of ballot papers used for Pyi Thu Hluttaw Election in these two townships together with the respective township election sub-commission, head of police force, Immigration and Population and administrator according to the Hluttaw Election Law Section 53.

According to the ground inspection, a total of 189 Poll stations in these two townships took out 185,343 ballots and used 106,818. The findings showed that 76,378 ballots were left instead of 78,525.

2,573 ballots were missing while there were 426 extra ballots. The extra and shortage ballots and illegal extra ballots were found at respective poll stations.

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