Union Election Commission (UEC) Chairman U Hla Thein met with the Magway Region, district and township election sub-commissions at the Magway town hall yesterday afternoon.
During the meeting, the UEC chairman spoke about conducting the election process work with goodwill and said the 2018 by-election for 13 vacant seats, including Minbu constituency (2) and Magway Region Hluttaw, will be held on 3 November.
As candidates have already been nominated for the vacant seats, it is important for officials from the district election sub-commission to conduct timely scrutiny and confirmation of candidates according to laws, rules and in a transparent manner. In the same way, it is important to manage and conduct advance voting and voting at the polling station and counting and announcing of results in a transparent and timely manner.
Each level of the election sub-commission is responsible for conducting the election work process according to the assigned duties and responsibilities. Election work is not just the work of the commission, but also work that needs to be conducted along with relevant ministries, political parties, civil society organisations, the media and the public. Only then, can the election be successful. The people will accept the election as a fair one only when everyone works together.
As the election sub-commission members are new, they need to thoroughly study the election law, rules, guidelines, and manual for polling station head, deputy head and members.
Elections are the basic foundation of a democratic country where the Hluttaw representatives for the administrative, legislative and judiciary sectors are elected according to the people’s wish. As such, the work process should be conducted fairly and transparently. Everyone related to the election needs to carry out his/her work dutifully and truthfully, said the UEC chairman.
Later, Magway region election sub-commission secretary U Soe Htut Oo explained the election-related works and the UEC chairman provided the necessary remarks, it is learnt.
Than Naing Oo (Ngaphae)