2019 Voter Verification and Registration To Begin in May

Verification and registration of voters for the year 2019 will commence in May, said H.E. Tep Nytha, Secretary General of the National Election Committee (NEC) in the closing ceremony of a training course on verification and registration of eligible voters here in Phnom Penh late last week.

According to the Law on Elections of Members of the National Assembly, NEC is required to conduct verification and registration of voters in May each year, he explained, adding that when there is a universal suffrage, the timing can be changed.

The secretary general also called on participants to work hard in strengthening their capacity in order to effectively update the voter lists.

Eligible voters are those at least 18 years old and residents of the locality, and they are supposed to bring along support documents such as the identity card.

For those who have already registered, they are not required to register again, but to verify if their personal data is valid.

Meanwhile, he continued, NEC is busy in preparing for the third Election of Capital, Provincial, Municipal, District and Khan Councils scheduled to be held May 26, 2019.

Voters of the indirect election are members of commune/Sangkat councils.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press