YANGON, March 8 (Xinhua) -- Myanmar's Union Election Commission will release the revised voting lists on March 17 for the upcoming by-elections set for April 1, according to the commission Wednesday.
To lessen errors with the list as in the previous 2015 general election, voters are asked to make claim for amendment up till March 25 if errors are found.
To prevent the occurrence of errors with the voting lists, the commission is also seeking technical help from the local civil societies as well as Australian Aid, UK Aid, USAID and the International Foundation for Electoral System, the commission said.
With 2.1 million eligible voters, Myanmar has set 2,000 polling stations for the country's coming April 1 by-election, the first in the new government tenure, and allowed campaigning for 60 days starting from Jan. 30 until March 30.
The by-election aims at filling the 19 vacant parliamentary seats, some of which were left after parliament members were appointed as government cabinet ministers, while other vacancies were left as some constituencies failed to hold the polling in the last general election in 2015.
A total of 95 candidates including 16 women from 24 political parties and seven individuals will compete in the by-election.
Of the total 19 vacant parliamentary seats available in 22 townships in eight regions and state, nine are with the House of Representatives (Lower House), three with the House of Nationalities (Upper House) and seven with the state parliaments.
Election results or names of those winning parliamentarians-elect will be announced within the next four days following the by-election.