Burma’s election commission announced on Tuesday that anyone who lost their national ID card in the recent floods will still be able to vote in the upcoming general election.
The Union Election Commission (UEC) said that those who have lost their documentation should present themselves at local commission offices one week before polls open on 8 November.
In the meantime, the government says that the immigration and national registration department in Kale [Kalay], Sagaing Division, have begun issuing for free national ID cards and household registration lists to locals who lost them. Kale has been among the worst hit areas in the country.
The UEC said it will reveal a revised voter list at the end of August. Commission authorities have recently been the subject of much scorn and derision across the country as many citizens complained they could not find their names on voter lists which were pinned to notice boards in townships.
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