Myanmar’s civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi cast her ballot in advance for the upcoming Presidential Election in Myanmar. Hundreds of thousands of elderly voters across the country expected to follow suit to reduce the risk of coronavirus.
General elections are scheduled to be held in Myanmar on 8 November 2020. Voting will occur in all constituencies, excluding seats appointed by or reserved for the military, to elect members to both the upper house (the House of Nationalities) and the lower house (the House of Representatives) of the Assembly of the Union, as well as State and Regional Hluttaws (legislatures). Ethnic Affairs Ministers will also be elected by their designated electorates on the same day, although only select ethnic minorities in particular states and regions will be entitled to vote for them. A total of 1,171 national, state, and regional seats are to be contested in the election, with polling set to take place in all townships, including areas considered conflict zones and self-administered regions.