Wax covered ballot cards threaten vote in Kaw Mu Township

Staff at the polling station 1, at Pyi Taw Tar, under the Kaw Mu Township electorate denied voters’ requests to change the waxed covered voting cards they were issued, with unwaxed cards that they could write on, according to local witnesses.

A Yangon Press International journalist told Karen News about a voter, Daw Kyi Aye’s claims that it was impossible to mark her voting card properly.

“Daw Kyi Aye told me that she can’t mark a tick because her ballot [card] was covered in wax. She tried to make it appear again and again, later her tick became two or three draw lines. She asked the polling station staff to change her dirty ballot with a new one as she worried her ballot will be denied, but the commission staff would not change it for her.”

Daw Kyi Aye accused Daw Aye Aye Hlaing, the polling station chief at Pyi Taw Tar polling station 1 and U Myo Thant, quarter commissioner in Kaw Mu Township of denying her of the chance to make her vote count at the ballot.

There is only one polling station at Pyi Taw Tar quarter, Kaw Mu Township and an election watch group, will examine the Daw Kyi Aye’s case.

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