The National Election Committee yesterday said about 85 percent of all citizens eligible to vote have been registered on the voter list.
The list is updated by the NEC on an annual basis.
NEC vice chairman Nuth Sokhon said 8,629,357 voters have been registered and that the amount equals to 84.78 percent of all eligible voters.
He noted that registration was done in communes during a 22-day period beginning on May 1.
Mr Sokhon said 108,272 new voters were registered and that 42,918 names were stricken off due to death or change of address. He said that last year, 536,674 new voters were added.
Mr Sokhon said the NEC will set up a working group to have voter registration done in villages across the Kingdom.
“We will work close with people in villages to have them registered to vote,” he said.
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