The National Election Committee (NEC) announced the recruitment of 3,300 election registration officials as short-contract employees to serve in communes in the capital and province. Each commune needs one voter registration clerk and one computer operator.

NEC spokesman Som Sorida said on September 13 that the short-contract officials, once recruited, will oversee voter list verification and registration in 1,652 communes throughout the country.

“This team of election registration officials have the duty of examining voter lists and registering voters’ names and each team will perform their work for 50 days, beginning October 20 and running to December 8, 2022,” he added.

He continued that during the 50-day period, the people whose names are already on the voter list have to check their names to make sure that they are correct on the latest list after it is posted at the commune hall. People who will turn 18 before or up until the election day and have never registered to vote, and those who have moved to a new commune, can register during this time.

Chhim Chanthoeun, director of the Kampong Cham provincial election commission, said on September 13 that as with the capital and other provinces, his officials have put up the notice in the commune, town and district halls as well as through the radio and its official Facebook page to alert the public.

He added that the provincial election commission has been distributing application forms to those who intend to work at NEC, with only two qualified candidates allowed to take the test per commune.

“Kampong Cham province is comprised of 109 communes. We’ll eventually recruit three officials per commune, but the deputy heads have to appoint a commune clerk. So, we’ll recruit 218 deputies who will appoint clerks later and 218 computer operators,” he added.