Myanmar’s Wards or Village Tract Administrator Elections

Ward or Village Tract Administrators (WA/VTA), formerly known as Thagyi or Chairman of Village Council, headmen of villages or wards, are the basic important role of public administration. It is also the main link between communities and the state playing a key role the local government. These headmen were the important unit leaders and trusted…

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NMF, Member of EEOP, Joined the Meeting with UEC

In July 14, New Myanmar Foundation (NMF) and other member organizations of Election Education and Observation Partners (EEOP) had visited and met with the chairman and members of Union Election Commission (UEC) in Nay Pyi Taw. As the historic General Election in Myanmar draws nearer and the date of the Election Day, 8 November 2015,…

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Voter Information and Awareness Activities in Dala Township

During the preliminary voter list display – fourth phase, June 22 to July 5 of 2015, New Myanmar Foundation (NMF) had participated for voter information and awareness activities in Dala and Hlegu Townships by coordinating with respective township-level election sub-commissions following the meeting with Yangon Election Sub-commission. NMF distributed over 7,000 of voter information and…

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Election Observation Report on YCDC Election

New Myanmar Foundation (NMF) had observed the Yangon Municipal Election, also called Yangon City Development Committee Election (YCDC Election) in December 2014. NMF issued the YCDC Election Observation Report and had its press conference together with the candidates in NMF office in order to share our findings and recommendations. Click the following link to read…

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Election News Collection in April, 2015

Union Election Commission chair U Tin Aye is facing criticism after he was captured on camera attending last month’s annual Armed Forces Day parade wearing a military uniform. By Lun Min Mang | Wednesday, 08 April 2015 | MYANMAR TIMES Some opposition politicians said the head of the nominally independent commission preparing for parliamentary elections in…

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Voter Awareness Program (Pazundaung)

Following to the draft project plan for displaying voter list in ten townships (Yangon), New Myanmar Foundation (NMF) has been working on the Election Awareness Program, coordinating with other CSOs, to help and enhance the voters to check the voter list in Pazundaung Township from March 30 to April 12 of 2015. As the voter registration process is going…

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Election Observation Training in Mandalay

New Myanmar Foundation (NMF) had participated to the 5 days Election Observation Training (EOT) by providing resource persons and trainers. The training was sponsored and organized by ExPP (Upper Myanmar) organization. The number of attendees is 22, some of them are from broad regions, Southern Shan State, Bago Division and Kayar State. The arrangement and…

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Election Observation Trainings in Tanintharyi Division

New Myanmar Foundation (NMF) had successfully completed the Election Observation Trainings (EOT) in each of Myeik Township and Kawthoung Township in Tanintharyi Division. The trainings were fully sponsored and organized by NMF and its own resource persons. Members of local CSOs and other active citizens had participated in the trainings. In Myeik training, 23 persons…

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Meeting with Yangon Election Sub-commission and CSOs

Yangon Election Sub-commission and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) had a meeting for the coordination plan of voter registration project in March 6th, 2015, (3:00PM). Yangon Election Sub-commission and CSOs discussed for the voter education plan to voters. Township, district and division level of sub-commission joined the meeting and IFES and the chairman of Yangon Election…

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