Youth organizations have used bicycles to start a voter education campaign in Kachin State’s Myitkyina Township, urging people to check their names on the final draft of the eligible voter list.
Around 30 young people from the Kachin Youth Affairs Committee and the We Generation rode bicycles from Shatapru ward to Ahlam village in Myitkyina on October 11. Along the way, they distributed and posted voter education campaign posters and flyers on the road between the two locations.
“Our objective of this campaign is that we want people to go check their name on the eligible voter list,” Seng San, the joint secretary of the Myitkyina District youth affairs committee, told KNG. “Another thing is that this is the COVID-19 period. We want people to cast their votes safely at the polling station.”
A young person who participated in the campaign said that the flyers and posted that they distributed explained how to protect yourself while voting, given the ongoing pandemic.
“All people have a responsibility to cast their vote in the coming 2020 general election. It’s very important,” the youth told KNG.
Burma’s general election is scheduled to be held on November 8.