UEC Chairman launches mVoter2020 mobile app online

Union Election Commission Chairman U Hla Thein attends the launching ceremony of mVoter2020 mobile application yesterday.  Photo: MNA

The Union Election Commission, the Asia Foundation and the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) jointly launched mVoter2020 mobile application online yesterday morning.
UEC Chair U Hla Thein, UEC members, officials of UEC office, the Asia Foundation, International IDEA, European Union, PopStack and other civilian organizations joined the ceremony. Firstly, the UEC chair said that he was glad for the development of mVoter2020 application and it is the best for the voters in specific townships under Stay-at-Home order during COVID-19 pandemic.
The elections play vital role in democratic nations, and the people have to choose the Hluttaw representatives who will serve for the sake of country by casting their votes and so they need to know the names, qualifications, experience of the candidates who they vote including the policy, stance and work programmes of their parties, he added. There are about 22 million of internet users via mobile phones in Myanmar nowawadys and now they can easily search about the election via mVoter2020 application. The application provides the data of candidates in their respective constituencies, political stances of parties, questions of voters regarding with election, answers for election-related matters including how to vote and other electoral knowledge and information released by UEC.
He also thanked the officials of the Asia Foundation and International IDEA for their efforts in implementing the applications and the PopStack that created the application free of charge. He made a request to the voters not to mind if some inconveniences occur while using the mVoter2020 application. The Asia Foundation Country Representative Mr Mark McDowell, Acting Head of EU Embassy Mr Johann Hesse and Head of International IDEA Mr Marcus Brand expressed words of thanks while an official of PopStack explained how to use the application in details. The mVoter2020 aplication can be downloaded at www.maepaysoh.org and the instructions for use can be found on UEC website www.uec.gov.mm and UEC Facebook Page.—MNA (Translated by Khine Thazin Han)

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