Cambodia Introduces New Digital Voter Registration System

The system is part of a 2014 election reform deal between the CPP and opposition CNRP that ended almost a year of deadlock following the disputed 2013 ballot.

Cambodians are using a new digital voter registration system that is designed to combat the voter fraud accusations that marred elections in 2013. The new system is part of a 2014 election reform deal between the CPP and opposition CNRP that ended almost a year of deadlock following the disputed 2013 ballot.

After extending Cambodia’s voter registration period for a day through Nov. 30, the country’s election commission turned down an opposition party request to stretch out the deadline even further. While slightly more than 7.8 million of Cambodia’s 9.6 million eligible voters signed up for the local elections scheduled for next year, CNRP officials said the registration short-changed some voters.