PHNOM PENH (28 January 2016) – The National Election Committee met with their provincial officials (PEC), representatives of NGOs, and international experts to discuss draft regulations and procedures on voter registration. Nearly 200 participants attended the consultation. The recent pilot test of the new biometric voter registration system, constructed with technical and financial support from the EU and Japan, was reviewed with first-hand feedback from PEC officials. Many observations and recommendations were made in relation to the new voter registration system. The NEC accepted a number of them; some will be discussed internally at NEC; and those involving other institutions will be followed up on with those institutions. The results of this productive first consultation with civil society will be reflected in the draft regulations and procedures on voter registration, which are currently under development at the NEC. OHCHR Country Representative, Ms. Wan-Hea Lee, gave a welcoming statement to the Committee and the participants at the meeting. Her statement can be read in English | Khmer.