Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Nearly 8 million people get invitations to verify voter list

Nearly 8 million people get invitations to verify voter list

Content image - Phnom Penh Post
People search for their name on the voter list in O’Russey I commune of Phnom Penh’s Prampi Makara district on Tuesday. Heng Chivoan

Nearly 8 million people get invitations to verify voter list

The National Election Committee (NEC) has distributed invitations to nearly eight million people whose names appeared on the 2020 voter list so that they can verify the 2021 voter list from October 12 to November 30.

The distribution, which ended on October 11, had seen invitations delivered to 7,916,745 people, or nearly 90 per cent of the 2020 voter list, as the 2022 commune council elections approach.

NEC member Mean Satik said in a meeting with stakeholders on October 11 that although the distribution had been completed, people who have not received an invitation can request one at the commune hall where they are registered.

NEC deputy secretary-general Som Sorida explained that the committee could not distribute invitations to everyone due to problems such as heavy rains, migration, deaths, and newcomers which made it difficult for the commune council to identity people in time for registration.

Covid-19 pandemic-related problems such as the lockdown of some villages and communes and quarantine also contributed to delays in distributing invitations. However, invitations that have not been sent out are being kept in the commune to be delivered at a later date, he said.

“People can check their name on the voter list via the NEC website, in the App and the distribution of invitations. The content of this invitation is transferred from the NEC’s official data. Once people receive the invitation, there is no need to visit the commune,” he said.

NEC secretary-general Tep Nytha said election preparations had generally gone smoothly despite some hurdles.

According to Satik, voter list verification and registration will last 50 days from October 12 to November 30 in the commune hall and other designated locations in the commune.

During the review of the voter list and registration, the commune council will place voter names at the commune hall every 15 days to discuss with the registration team on the next steps.

“According to the work calendar, the voter list will be placed at the commune halls on October 26, November 10, and November 25,” he said.

MOST VIEWED

  • Prince Norodom Ranariddh passes away at 77

    Prince Norodom Ranariddh, the second son of the late King Father Norodom Sihanouk and former First Prime Minister of Cambodia, has passed away in France at the age of 77. “Samdech Krom Preah Norodom Ranariddh has passed away this morning in France just after 9am Paris-time,”

  • General’s gun smuggling ring busted

    The Military Police sent six military officers to court on November 22 to face prosecution for possession of 105 illegal rifles and arms smuggling, while investigators say they are still hunting down additional accomplices. Sao Sokha, deputy commander of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces and commander of

  • Cambodia, Thailand to discuss border reopening

    Cambodian authorities from provinces along the Cambodia-Thailand border will meet with Thai counterparts to discuss reopening border checkpoints to facilitate travel, transfer of products and cross-border trade between the two countries. Banteay Meanchey provincial deputy governor Ly Sary said on November 22 that the provincial administration

  • More Cambodians studying in US

    The number of Cambodian students studying at US colleges and universities in 2020-21 increased by 14.3 per cent over the previous year despite the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a recent US government report. The 2021 Open Doors report on International Educational Exchange showed that 848 Cambodian students studied

  • Banteay Meanchey gunfight sees 15 Thais arrested, three officers injured

    The Banteay Meanchey Military Police have arrested 15 Thai suspects and their accomplices after a gun battle between two Thai groups caused injuries to three police officers in the early hours of November 21, local authorities said. National Military Police spokesman Eng Hy said that according to

  • PM: Do not defile Tonle Sap swamp forest or else

    Prime Minister Hun Sen ordered police to arrest anyone – including government officials – involved with the deforestation of the flooded forests surrounding the Tonle Sap Lake because it is an area important to the spawning of many species of fish, among other reasons. Speaking in a