Polling stations have opened across the country as some 30 million voters decide.
Some 40,000 new police officers – almost one per polling station – have been drafted in to provide security for election day.
After a day of uncertainty, Burma’s election commission announces that the country’s general election will go ahead as scheduled on 8 November.
Despite speculation that Arakan, Chin and Sagaing regions would not be ready in time, Burma’s election commission says it is up to speed.
Union Election Commission says those who lost ID cards should present themselves at local commission offices one week before polls open on 8 November.
Aung San Suu Kyi visits households around Naypyidaw to talk to residents about the importance of checking township voter lists for the general election.