|ပြည်ထောင်စု ရွေးကောက်ပွဲ ကော်မရှင်|
|Formed||8 March 2010|
The Union Election Commission ("Burmese: ပြည်ထောင်စု ရွေးကောက်ပွဲ ကော်မရှင်, abbreviated UEC) is the national level "electoral commission of Myanmar (Burma), responsible for organising and overseeing "elections in Burma, as well as "vetting parliamentary candidates and political parties.
The Union Election Commission is mandated by the Union Election Commission Law, enacted on 8 March 2010.
The UEC's members are appointed by the government, and must meet the following qualifications:
Following were appointed as additional members of Union Election Commission later.
The UEC has been criticised for its powers to abolish elections in conflict areas. The UEC's first chairman was Thein Soe, a former "major-general, an appointment that was derided by media. On 18 February 2011, Tin Aye, a former "lieutenant-general and member of the "State Peace and Development Council, was appointed by the "Pyidaungsu Hluttaw, to replace Thein Soe.
It has also been criticised by various advocacy groups and the "United Nations for its lack of independence and impartiality, in its handling of recent elections. The UN has also noted the UEC's failure to follow up on electoral complaints, including voting procedures.