Nearly half the names on the voters’ list of a Mandalay city township should not be there, the local National League for Democracy candidate claimed after a door-to-door survey of the constituency found 5248 voters fewer than the 13,973 names on the voters’ list.
Heavyweight candidates from the Union Solidarity and Development Party have in recent days led a series of rallies in Mandalay Region, seeking to convince voters that they represent the party of reform and self-sacrifice.
A judge has accepted the demand of a prominent advocate for dispossessed farmers to subpoena prosecution witnesses, forcing their presence in court at his next hearing.
An electoral observer group operating in Mandalay Region has warned that the unfamiliarity of the country’s huge rural population with the prescribed method of voting could cause confusion on election day, potentially leading to votes being rejected.
The Mandalay Region election commission plans to add more polling stations due to about 200,000 people applying to be added to the rolls.