30 December 2020
1. Now, regarding the 2020 multiparty democratic general election voter list, Tatmadaw True News Information Team recently published a voter list of some townships. The UEC announced a voter list for the second time from 1.10.2020 to 14.10.2020 so that if a person was not on the relevant voter list, he/she could use Form 3 to request to include his/her name on the list, and Form 4 could be used to make objections to the inclusion of persons who should not be included on the list (including deceased persons) and Form 4-c could be used to correct false information on voter list. And before the voter list was announced in October for the second time, we sent the PDF copies of the voter list to political parties and Hluttaw candidates. The voter list recently published by the Tatmadaw True News Information Team is the list sent to the political parties and candidates. The Tatmadaw True News Information Team converted the PDF voter list file to Excel file format, and said that some voter names were repeated on the list, some Citizenship Scrutiny Card numbers on the list were wrong, and electoral frauds were possible, but their remark was just based on the unconfirmed voter list which was announced in October for the second time.
2. When that second list was released in October, people checked that second list, and by using Form 3, Form 4 and Form 4-C, they submitted applications to correct the list, so the voter list had to be amended accurately.
3. There were eligible voters who came back from foreign countries to Myanmar during the COVID-19 pandemic, voters who could not go back from his/her then-location to the town/village where he/she must vote (where his/her name is registered), and several voters whose names were missing on the list. To ensure that all eligible voters did not lose their right to vote, the voter list was amended and updated in accordance with relevant Hluttaw Election Laws, and by-laws. The voter list recently referenced by the Tatmadaw True News Information Team is not the updated confirmed voter list for the 2020 General Election, which was held on 8 November.
4. The voter list was jointly compiled by the Ministry of the Office of the Union Government, the General Administration Department; the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population, and the Union Election Commission. On Election Day, the voting processes were transparently conducted in the presence of teachers who served as polling station chiefs and polling station members (the Ministry of Education); staff members of the Ministry of Health and Sports, Hluttaw candidates and their polling station agents and assistants.
5. Although the 2020 multiparty democratic general election took place amid the COVID-19 pandemic, more than 70 per cent of eligible voters turned out to cast their ballots. Hence, local/foreign observers, foreign embassies, international leaders and voters themselves recognize the election.
6. This is also a period of reviewing an investigation into complaints against electoral crimes and electoral frauds occured in the pre-election period and on the Election Day.
7. We would like to advise political parties, organizations and institutions not to be involved in issuing statements that disrupt the above-mentioned electoral processes, statements that do not seem to accept the election results and similar actions.
Union Election Commission