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Phnom Penh, Sept. 1 (Xinhua) — The National Election Committee (NEC) of Cambodia on Thursday began a nationwide computerized voter registration as the southeast Asian country is gearing up for the commune election in June 2017 and the national election in July 2018.
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Nearly 3,000 NEC officials will be in charge of the registration, which will last for three months.
According to the NEC, to be eligible to register for votes, he/she must have a Cambodian identity card and is at least 18 years old.
As a condition of the political agreement between the ruling Cambodian People’s Party and the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party on July 22, 2014, the bipartisan NEC has been tasked with re-registering the country’s 9.6 million eligible voters to eliminate double and missing names on the previous voter list.
Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen and his wife, Bun Rany, on Thursday afternoon registered their names for the upcoming elections at an election registration center near their house in southern Kandal province.
Speaking to reporters after the registration, Hun Sen said that the computerized voter registration was a comprehensive electoral reform to ensure free and fair elections in the future.