NLD provides election training in Sami
15 July 2015 — The National League for Democracy gave election training to residents in Sami town, Paletwa township, Chin State late last month.
The NLD organized its first program to educate Sami locals on election in preparation for the upcoming November 8 general election.
Ai Myo Htet, an NLD youth secretary, said that they had taught them what they needed to know about elections, including how to cast their votes.
He added that they had also helped them correct errors in details of the voters collected by the State Election Commission.
“There are many errors such as names and National Registration Card numbers. We work together with the locals to make corrections,” Htet said.
The Sami training, held from 23 to 24 July, was attended by about 200 people.
Ai Aung Shwe, an NLD youth assistant secretary, said that they had also planned to organize election training in Mindat and Tedim towns in the near future.
According to sources, there are more than 50,000 eligible voters in the whole of Paletwa Township and at least 10 political parties are to stand for election.
The NLD said that they would contest in five constituencies in the Chin township, which shares borders with Arakan State and Bangladesh.#