Consituency # 3, National Assemblty
Lashio NLD candidate Sai Myint Maung says he has lodged a complaint with the District Election Commission (DEC) and the Union Election Commission (UEC) on local administrators issuing tokens, supposedly to save time at the polling station. Two voters, 18 and 19, have never had ID cards. But they had tokens and were allowed to vote. Another one is from Pegu (Bago) and could not go back, but he was given a token so he could vote. (Each token has one’s name and ID number) “It means everyone who has a token can vote even if he/she doesn’t have an ID,” he said. “Both the DEC and the UEC seem to be unaware of it.” The USDP has been taking advantage of the situation, to issue its supporters with tokens, he added.
Hsenwi The Hotong village tract completed the polling at 09:30. The results:
SNDP 270 votes
NLD 68 votes
USDP 65 votes
LNDP 35 votes
“The voting there was free and transparent,” said Sai Win Khaing, MP, People’s Assembly.
Meanwhile, some 200 people in Kunkawk village tract found their names missing on the list when they came this morning to vote.
Kalaw township, People’s Assembly
More than 100 are not listed at Quarter # 3 polling station. NLD is discussing with the township EC about this. Few voters from the local ethnic people seen.
At the Yegyo village tract school compound, where a polling station has been set up, most of the 200 eligible voters are from the nearby military post. The SNDP observer said he had been there all morning and saw no soldiers came out to exercise their right.