Cambodia’s election body will register about 500,000 voters starting next month.
According to a statement from the National Election Committee (NEC), since the last voter registration period, ahead of controversial national elections in July, some half a million Cambodians have turned 18 and become eligible to vote.
The NEC added that it would also remove those who had been reported deceased in the same period and an additional 100,000 names.
Korn Savang, coordinator of Comfrel, and independent election monitoring group said the process was standard procedure and was done on an annual basis.
"For a democratic country, the participation of the people is so important. The participation of the people includes the election, monitoring, checking and expression of opinions through their representatives,” he said, “This is very important for people in a democratic society."
He added that Cambodians who were eligible to register should prepare the relevant documents.