PACE releases pre-election studies on Myanmar migrant workers’ perception of the 2020 polls
ANFREL member in Myanmar, the People's Action for Credible Elections (PACE) released two pre-election studies on migrant workers' perception of the 2020 Myanmar General Elections. The elections were held on 8 November 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
PACE, with the Foundation for Education Development, conducted a survey with migrant workers from Feb. 20 to March 15, 2020 in five regions in Thailand and found that most of the respondent were aware of the elections and said that they were likely to vote. Those who will not vote said they cannot get a day-off to participate in the elections. Myanmar migrant workers in Thailand can only vote at the embassy of Myanmar in Bangkok and consular office in Chiang Mai.
PACE also conducted a survey with domestic migrant workers in the Hlaingtharyar industrial zone from July 8 to 13, 2020 and found that less than half of the respondents have decided to vote in the elections.
Read the studies in full here: "A Study of Opinions on Elections of Myanmar Migrant Workers in Thailand" EN | MMMigrant Workers_Thailand_Opinion ENG
"A Study of Hlaing Thar Yar Industrial Zone Migrant Workers' Opinion on Elections" EN | MMHTY Migrant Workers Opinion ENG