Members of Election Education and Observation Partners (EEOP) from thirteen regions and states in Myanmar visited to the office of Union Election Commission (UEC) and had met with the chairman, members, secretariats and responsible persons of UEC in UEC office’s meeting room, Nay Pyi Taw, 14th July 2015.
During the meeting with UEC, the representatives of EEOP member organizations introduced about themselves and their organizations. After that, the chairman said and explained about Elections in Myanmar based on the history of Elections (2010 and 2012), legal framework, voter registration process and voter list, UEC’s voter education programs, transparency of advanced vote and the role of the Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in election and voter education.
After that, EEOP member CSOs organizations revealed the difficulties of voters in rural and conflict zones, the communication and transportation problems while providing voter education by CSOs. EEOP members also asked about the procedures and future plan of Election Commissions, including the budget to display voter list, number of available forms to request, especially for Ward/Village level Election Sub-commissions, and the preparation for the voters far from polling stations. They also asked about the code of conduct and the regulations of the observers including how to monitor the counting process after voting.
The chairman and members of UEC explained how to solve the difficulties revealed by CSOs. UEC also explained the code of conduct and the regulation of election observers, answered the further questions by CSOs and successfully finished the courtesy meeting.