Parties contesting the 2020 election are required to notify the Election Commission (EC) of campaign schedules to avoid potential overlap with other parties.
“We told political parties to inform us about their election campaign routes and venues to avoid disputes between rival parties. The parties are free to utilize the same venues, but only one at a time,” Htin Kyaw, chair of Shan State EC, told SHAN.
Sai Kyaw Win, a Shan Nationalities League for Democracy electoral candidate contesting Muse constituency-2, said his party sent their schedule to EC. “We’ve already drawn up our plans,” he said. This made it easy to comply with EC’s request, which wants to know exactly where and when they’ll campaign.
Parties and independents have until this Monday (September 14) to submit their campaign schedule. Any requests after this deadline will be denied.
The election campaign period is from September 8 to November 6.