The Committee for Free and Fair Election in Cambodia (COMFREL) Would like to release a report on "2016 Voter Registration
Monitoring and Observation Report" both in Khmer and English. For more details please click on link provide below:
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The Electoral Reform Alliance (ERA) wishes to express its regrets the decision of the Joint Commission of the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) and the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) working on
Press Invitation on The need of transparency and access to the electoral reform implementation of the both parties
Electoral Reform Alliance (ERA) would like to inform the public and all the journalists that ERA will hold a press conference on The need of transparency and access to the electoral reform implementation of the both parties.
Press Invitation: Roundtable Discussion "The Summary Presentation of Key Provisions in the Law on the Organization and Function of the National Election Committee"
Electoral Reform Alliance (ERA) would like to inform all the journalists that ERA will hold a round table discussion on The Summary Presentation of Key Provisions in the Law on the Organization and Function of the National Election Committee.
Date and Time: 01 September 2014 at 08:30
Place: Imperial Garden Villa Hotel, Phnom Penh
For More informatio
Mr. Soun Yuthyia
Tel: 088 81 42 783
FINAL REPORT ON SURVEY OF VOTER LIST, VOTER REGISTRATION, AND AUDIT OF THE VOTER LIST PLUS VERIFICATION OF THE DELETION FORMS FOR THE 2013 NATIONAL ELECTION (SVRA-PLUS)
The process voter list revision and voter list registration 2012 for the fifth mandate National Assembly Election 2013 was accomplished by National Election Committee (NEC), Commune/Sangkat Councilors and clerks all of whom have registered 916.757 eligible voters, more than the 619.630 expected eligible voters. Hence, the NEC’s prediction on the number of voter registration is always erroneous.
During the previous voter list revision and voter registration in 2011, there were raining and flooding in some provinces like Oddor Meanchey, Preah Vihear, Banteay Meanchey, Takeo, Battambang, Pursat, Kompong Chhang, Siem Reap, Kompong Cham, Kompong Spue, Kandal, Prey Veng, Svay Reing, Rattanakiri and Kompot. Consequently, that caused a lot of difficulties for citizens and in-charged officials to manage their work. For instance, in Kalang commune, Kanlong district in Rattanakiri, the voter registration office was often closed before its due time due to the downpours.
The Committee for Free and Fair Elections in Cambodia (COMFREL) serves to promote democracy and citizen participation in the spirit of building capacity for nationwide networking and cooperation with its member organizations and partners. Democracy is not just about elections, but free and fair elections are a necessary condition of democracy. COMFREL continues to devote great efforts to promoting democratic and genuine elections.
To contribute to the reform of the election framework, COMFREL and other election stakeholders decided to conduct a survey to uncover and understand irregularities with regard to voter registration, voter lists. At that point, no survey had been held to answer the key questions: How many voters did not go to register to vote? Why? What level of accuracy was there in the most recent voter registration?
In this survey, COMFREL is indebted to master trainers, observers and non-governmental organization (NGO) partners (Neutral and Impartial Committee for Free and Fair Elections in Cambodia (NICFEC), People Center for Development and Peace (PDP), Khmer Youth Association (KYA)who were actively engaged in implementing the survey during June 2011-January 2012 and made the survey possible.
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The observation activities are being conducted in 24 provinces through the deployment of 342 observers. The observation activities include: voter education, surveying the voter list and registration audit, media monitoring and an additional focus on noting misuses of state resources.
The fundamental purpose of a voter‐registration system is to facilitate the rigth to cast the ballot – to ensure that only the people entitled to vote in a given jurisdiction can do so, and that they are able to vote only once. Voter lists may not be essential to accomplishing that purpose, but they are almost universally recognized as the preferred method in the United States. North Dakota is the only exception, replying identification documents instead of voter registration. Voter lists may also be used for other purposes. For example, electoral administrators can use the lists to determine suitable locations for siting polling stations, to measure voter turnout, and so forth. Political parties and candidates also use the lists for campaign‐related activities. However, the pattern of voter‐registration practices has developed to maintain oversight and serve the public interest.
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