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NEC defends printing of extra ballots for vote

The National Election Committee on May 4 defended its decision to print 1.5 million extra ballots for the upcoming commune elections, saying the chances of misuse were minimal given better identification systems – though the opposition and civil society remained unconvinced. Following the NEC’s announcement that ...

NEC calls for neutrality on Facebook

An election official warned Facebook users not to make any politically charged posts the day before the election yesterday during a three-day training session on campaign monitoring, with observers accusing him of overstepping the bounds of a rule forbidding parties from campaigning on that day. ...

NEC warns groups on releasing polling data

National Election Committee spokesman Hang Puthea on March 31 asked third-party institutions to refrain from releasing opinion polls and voter surveys within seven days of the commune elections, while also informally requesting pollsters avoid releasing results during the official two-week campaign before the election. At ...

NEC refuses to delay registration

The National Election Committee on February 28 dismissed complaints raised by political parties about the complexity and confusion surrounding the registration process ahead of the June commune elections. The NEC also refused to delay the deadline for political parties to register to be eligible to stand for ...

NEC ends complaint review

The National Election Committee on January 26 said it had wrapped its 11-day review of complaints alleging that foreigners had registered for the provisional voter list, finding just two of the 142 suits of complaints worthy of further investigation. The 142 separate complaints raised questions about ...

Technical issue mars voter list publication

Prospective voters ran into problems on January 3 during the first publication of the country’s new voter lists. Citizens will have until January 14 to check their names and information on voter lists to confirm they are correct, either in person, at registration offices or online. But ...

Voter drive extended for one day

The National Election Committee (NEC) decided to extend voter registration by only one day after pleas from the opposition and civil society to extend the deadline due to more than one million citizens failing to register in time. The new voter list, with 7.7 million ...

NEC to mull targeted extension of voter registration

A spokesman for the National Election Committee says the body will consider a request by the Cambodia National Rescue Party to extend the voter registration deadline in certain communes. During a meeting between opposition and election officials on Friday, the CNRP asked for three-day extensions ...

Clock ticking as NEC trains 6,000 voter registrars

After many delays, the National Election Committee officially launched its computerised voter registrations system on August 18, though less than two weeks remain to train more than 6,000 staffers in the process. At the event – which was attended by the ambassadors of Japan and the ...

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