Request to political parties, Hluttaw candidates and eligible voters

UECRepublic of the Union of Myanmar
Union Election Commission
Notification 199/2020
8th Waxing of Thadingyut 1382 ME
(24 October 2020)

1. The Union Election Commission has been working for the successful holding of the 2020 General Election at all the townships announced earlier in a stable and tranquil manner. Therefore, all eligible voters need to collaborate in casting their votes in line with the respective rules and regulations.
2. The Union Election Commission has announced its notification 173/2020 that the 60-day electoral campaign period for the General Elections on 8 November 2020 is from 6:00 am on 8-9-2020 to midnight on 6-11-2020. All political parties and Hluttaw representative candidates, in their electoral campaigns, need to obey the UEC electoral directives, the code of conduct for political parties and candidates, the standard operating procedure – SOP for prevention and control of COVID-19, and the healthcare regulations and guidelines for specific times and locations issued by relevant authorities.
3. The Ministry of Health and Sports has issued the order 101/2020 that in organizing electoral gatherings and campaign activities, it is required to observe the following guidelines — maximum 50 people for one time with a distance of six feet between each person, an area of 36 square feet for each person, and a location of good ventilation.
4. However, it is found that political parties, Hluttaw representative candidates, their supporters are lacking in the observance of the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health and Sports by over limiting 50 people and ignoring the social distancing rule.
5. It has now been 15 days left for the general elections and 13 days left for the electoral campaign period. So, during the remaining election campaign period, the political parties and Hluttaw representative candidates are earnestly requested not only to abide by the healthcare regulations and guidelines for specific times and locations issued by the Ministry of Health and Sports and relevant authorities but also to urge their parties’ members and supporters to do so in line with the prescribed guidelines.

(Hla Thein)
Chairman
Union Election Commission

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