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ELECTIONS UNIT

The Elections Unit (EU) works to strengthen legislative institutions and create greater accountability in the public sector, especially with respect to elected officials. The EU consists of four projects: (i) Forum and Debate on Election Issues, (ii) Voters’ Education Tools, (iii) Public Awareness on Election Processes, and (iv) Election Activities.

The EU is headed by Mr. Kan Puth, he is Cambodian with Bachelor in Law that has extensive experience in election issues and parliamentary processes, democracy and human rights. He is assisted by a staff,
Mr. Sopheak Chan, Assistant with Bachelor in Law that has experience in election issues and parliamentary processes, democracy and human rights.

The EU has observer networks in all 24 constituencies of Cambodia.

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The election activities seek to create a free and fair environment for the Commune Council and National Assembly Elections by empowering people through awareness-raising, education, and advocating of the framework of democratic processes and participation. The project aims to bring people’s rights into reality and advance toward a state where all persons can vote freely and fairly in accordance with their personal beliefs.

DHRAC is closely involved with the national and local elections in Cambodia, both independently and as a partner of the Committee for Free and Fair Elections in Cambodia (COMFREL) and Neutral and Impartial Committee for Free and Fair Elections in Cambodia (NICFEC) and involved with the international election organizations including International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), National Institute Democratic for foreign affairs (NDI) and International Republican Institute (IRI) and with the Strengthening Democracy and Electoral Processes in Cambodia (UNDP).

During the 2011 Voter List Revision and Voter Registration

Svay Rieng LoudspeakerDHRAC produced messages and slogans for the Voter List Revision and Voter Registration in 2011 for the third Commune Council Elections on May 3, 2012. 32 observer/broadcaster taskforces were broadcasted messages and slogans in 160 communes and 16 provinces (Banteay Meanchey, Battambang, Kampong Cham, Kampong Chhnang, Kampong Speu, Kampong Thom, Kampot, Kratie, Prey Veng, Pursat, Siem Reap, Sihanoukville, Stung Treng, Svay Rieng, Takeo, Oddor Meanchey). It’s broadcasting messages and slogans were supported fund by IFES in Cambodia.

Observation for the 2011 Voter List Revision and Voter Registration.

During Voter List Revision and Voter Registration, DHRAC had permanent 300 observer/broadcaster taskforces stationed across 24 capitals-provinces (Banteay Meanchey, Battambang, Kampong Cham, Kampong Chhnang, Kampong Speu, Kampong Thom, Kampot, Kandal, Koh Kong, Kratie, Mondolkiri, Phnom Penh, Preah Vihear, Prey Veng, Pursat, Rattanakiri, Siem Reap, Sihanoukville, Stung Treng, Svay Rieng, Takeo, Kep, Pailin, Oddor Meanchey) along with five other mobile observers. Its observation on Voter List Revision and Voter Registration process was supported fund by IFES in Cambodia.

Observation for the Senate Elections, 3 rd mandate, 29 th January 2012.

On the Election Day, DHRAC had permanent 18 observer taskforces situated across 8 constituencies with 24 capitals-provinces (Banteay Meanchey, Battambang, Kampong Cham, Kampong Chhnang, Kampong Speu, Kampong Thom, Kampot, Kandal, Koh Kong, Kratie, Mondolkiri, Phnom Penh, Preah Vihear, Prey Veng, Pursat, Rattanakiri, Siem Reap, Sihanoukville, Stung Treng, Svay Rieng, Takeo, Kep, Pailin, Oddor Meanchey) along with five other mobile observers.

 

Printing and Dissemination of Voters' Guide for the Commune Council Elections, 3 rd mandate, 3 rd June 2012.

During the electoral campaign, DHRAC in cooperation with Advocacy Team of Associations and NGOs (AT) produced votes' guide for 330000 copies for the Commune Council Elections, 3 rd mandate, 3 rd June 2012. This 24-page voters' guide, inter alia, informs voters of the numbers of provinces, districts, communes, polling stations, seats, and voters; it summarizes basic election laws, regulations, and procedures political party platforms (on land management, local development, marketing for agriculture production, local democracy and marketing for job opportunity) including logo, photo and background of political party president. It has a Q&A section of most frequently and a short story on voter rights. The information, only in Khmer, is thoughtfully arranged to simplify and de-mystify the election process for the average Cambodian voter by using illustrations, including the letter from the King, Norodom Sihamoni. The information is printed on paper larger than the size of the Phnom Penh Post for easy reading. On May 25, 2012, 100 observer/disseminator taskforces were disseminated in all 24 capitals-provinces (Banteay Meanchey, Battambang, Kampong Cham, Kampong Chhnang, Kampong Speu, Kampong Thom, Kampot, Kandal, Koh Kong, Kratie, Mondolkiri, Phnom Penh, Preah Vihear, Prey Veng, Pursat, Rattanakiri, Siem Reap, Sihanoukville, Stung Treng, Svay Rieng, Takeo, Kep, Pailin, Oddor Meanchey). Its voters' guide was funded by the People of Japan through the Embassy of Japan in the Kingdom of Cambodia.

Voters' Guide for the Commune Council Elections, 3 rd mandate, 3 rd June 2012. Voter's Guide

Observation for the Commune Council Elections, 3 rd mandate, 3 rd June 2012.

On the Election Day, DHRAC had permanent 2000 observer taskforces situated across 24 capitals-provinces (Banteay Meanchey, Battambang, Kampong Cham, Kampong Chhnang, Kampong Speu, Kampong Thom, Kampot, Kandal, Koh Kong, Kratie, Mondolkiri, Phnom Penh, Preah Vihear, Prey Veng, Pursat, Rattanakiri, Siem Reap, Sihanoukville, Stung Treng, Svay Rieng, Takeo, Kep, Pailin, Oddor Meanchey) along with six other mobile observers.

In the upcoming Voter List Revision and Voter Registration, 2012 and National Assembly Elections, 2013, DHRAC strongly involve to strengthening and improving free and fair election processes .