Browsing: Migrant Workers’ Rights to Vote in Thailand (2020 Elections)

As of August 2019, Myanmar population’s is 54,768,641 people according to the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population department issued on 1st August 2019. Myanmar has 37.4 million eligible voters as stated by the UEC on 18 December 2019. This also included 4 million of eligible voters overseas. The majority of Myanmar migrants living in Thailand lost the opportunity to vote in the 2015 election because they did not have access to information about voting in advance. Only 600 Myanmar migrant workers cast advance votes in Thailand in the 2015 election. The Thai government has tried to eliminate illegal migrant…