Elections in Myanmar: 2020 General Elections

A poll worker in Myanmar wears a plastic face shield during a mock polling event.

On Sunday, November 8, Myanmar will hold elections for the upper and lower houses of Parliament, which will then nominate and elect the president and vice presidents. Advance voting will be used to enfranchise certain voters who may be affected by the pandemic, and the Union Election Commission (UEC) has implemented other measures to protect voters, poll workers and other stakeholders from COVID-19. In addition, the UEC recently canceled elections in a number of townships due to security concerns.

To help you understand this important electoral process, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) provides Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Elections in Myanmar: 2020 General Elections. IFES FAQs include:

  • Who is eligible to vote?
  • What provisions for accessibility are there for voters with disabilities?
  • Are there provisions for out-of-country voting?
  • Where have elections been canceled?

Learn more about IFES' programs in Myanmar and follow @IFESAsiaPacific on Twitter.

Additionally, follow IFES' COVID-19 Survival Guide for Democracies and #COVIDxDemocracy for new analysis and innovative solutions during this time of uncertainty.

Published on November 3, 2020.

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