Cambodian voters. (Photo: www.khmertimeskh.com)

Phnom Penh (VNA) – The National Election Committee (NEC) of Cambodia on April 17 started to deliver information cards for voters who registered to vote in the communal election in coming June.

At a press conference on April 18, the NEC said that voters will receive the information cards until May 16, creating favourable conditions for them to check personal information on the cards as well as know where they are to vote.

However, the information cards could not replace identity cards or family records, said Hong Puthea, spokesman of the NEC, adding that more than 7 percent of voters received their cards as of April 17.

The information card delivery is part of the NEC’s activities to ensure safety for the official voter list as hackers recently tried to change the data which was posted on the committee’s public website.

The commune/ward election of Cambodia is held every five years. The fourth election is scheduled to take place on June 4, with 12 political parties running for posts at 1,646 communal/ward councils across the nation and over 7.8 million voters.

Results of the election will have great influence on the election of the 6th National Assembly, which is expected to be held in mid-2018.

In the 5th NA election on July 28, 2013, the ruling Cambodia People’s Party (CPP) won 68 seats out of 123 seats in the legislature, while the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) secured 55 seats.-VNA