UEC discusses COVID-19 preventive measures for 2020 General Election

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UEC Chairman U Hla Thein holds talks on measures against COVID-19 for 2020 General Election yesterday. PHOTO: MNA

The Union Election Commission organized a coordination meeting to discuss holding the 2020 General Election this year in line with preventive measures against COVID-19.

U Hla Thein, the Chairman of UEC, presided over the meeting held at its headquarters in Nay Pyi Taw, and it was attended by the commission members, officials from the Ministry of Health and Sports and the representatives of the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES).

The UEC chairman said that his commission is carrying out the works in line with the guidelines of Ministry of Health and Sports for the COVID-19, and the third parliamentary elections will also be organized in late this year while following the control measures against this pandemic.

The commission will use a mobile application to prevent gathering of voters in checking their lists during the pre-election period. The UEC has planned to set up over 40,000 polling stations across the country for over 37 million eligible voters in the upcoming elections.

Model polling stations will also be erected to demonstrate COVID-19 measures for the voters on the election day, and the UEC has adopted five norms for organizing the 2020 General Election.—MNA (Translated by Aung Khin)

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