Regarding the Multiparty General Election held on 8 November 2020, the Union Election Commission has inspected the withdrawal/receipt/use/remaining of ballot papers used for Pyithu Hluttaw Election of Tamway Township in Yangon Region, together with the respective township election sub-commission, head of police, Immigration and Population and administrators according to the Hluttaw Election Law Section 53.
According to inspection on the ground, a total of 123 poll stations of Tamway Township in Yangon Region took out 140,314 ballot papers. It used 78,758 ballot receipts, and the remaining ballots were 55,804 instead of 61,556. The extra/shortage ballots were found at respective poll stations, and the missing ballots were 11,745, which is lesser than the actual numbers of remaining ballots and illegal extra-used ballots were 5,993.
The findings are as follows:
On the ground inspections over ballot papers for Pyithu Hluttaw Election of Tamway Township
Although the ballot papers used in poll stations of Tamway townships were sealed and returned, the ward election sub-commission later returned the 153 used ballot receipts and, 2,849 unused ballot papers remained at poll heads. These ballot receipts and ballots papers were found as separate ballots kept at the township election sub-commission.
According to the respective Hluttaw Election Rules and Rule 66(h), “The poll heads must pack the under-mentioned and must print his seal on the packs. The poll heads must express the pack’s content, names of wards or village-tracts and poll station number. He can also allow the poll stations’ representative for Hluttaw MPs or other election agents to print their seals and make a large bundle. –
1. Unused ballot papers, receipts and Form (16-1)
2. Voting lists of the polling station
3. Receipts for advance ballot papers
4. Invalid votes Form (17).
The Rules also instructed the poll head, deputy poll head, and members to carry out according to the stipulations mentioned above.
It was found that the number of ballots used was higher than the number of ballot papers issued in 37 polling stations. The use of extra ballots in these polling stations are as follows, and it is suspected that more ballots were printed.
List of extra-used ballot papers for poll station-wise of Wards in Tamway Township
The missing ballot papers at 72 ward poll stations are as follows:
List of missing ballot papers for poll station-wise of ward in Tamway Township
Union Election Commission