The National Election Committee (NEC) has added three new features – polling station locations, candidate lists and voting results – to its NEC KH mobile app to provide information to the general public ahead of the June 5 local council elections.
In its May 15 press release, the NEC said the first feature – polling station location – will make it easier for citizens and election-related parties to find information about the location of municipal election commissions and provincial offices, communal halls, offices of communal electoral commissions. and polling stations across the country.
The second function will make it easier to consult the lists of candidates and see the order of the votes received by each candidate registered in each municipality, while the other function will provide information on the overall results of the election.
The NEC noted that if members of the public have already installed the app on their devices, they only need to update it to access the new features.
Those who haven’t installed it yet should visit Google Play for Android phones or App Store for iOS phones, enter the name “NEC KH” and download and install it.
Users can also access or search for articles, photos and videos produced by the NEC to disseminate important information and educate voters through the app.
NEC spokesperson Som Sorida told the Post on May 16 that the NEC has always been careful to provide as much election information as possible to the public.
“People will be able to see the locations of each of the 23,602 polling stations. They will also be able to see how many political parties are running in each commune and how many candidates each party has nominated.
“Anyone using the app will also be able to see the election results in the 23,602 polling stations and 1,652 communes and see the provisional and official election results,” he said.
According to Sorida, the three new features will be important tools – both for the public and for political parties – as they include up-to-date lists of candidates, as well as a wealth of additional information.
FUNCINPEC party spokesman Nhoeun Raden told The Post on May 16 that the inclusion of these new features would make it easier for citizens and political parties to track information on their cellphones – which is a widely used technology. used and up to date.
“In Cambodia, almost 90% of the population is comfortable and proficient in using a mobile phone. This will make it easier for everyone, including political party representatives, to observe and monitor the elections,” he said.