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Give Me A Chance
July 27th was national Election Day in
To me, voting is not just casting a paper in a box in a few minutes. It is a long, long process. I have to observe many people and select the strongest leader. That person will be responsible for my family and others for the next five years. Sometimes I feel a headache just trying to figure out the better candidate.
has forced many Cambodians out of the country, to search for jobs in
In June, I
went to Poi Pet Commune, in
How can people living abroad vote?
As far as I know, American, and British citizens can apply to be overseas voters. They can send mail or faxes to the election office and cast their ballots. Why not Cambodians? Four national elections have passed, but Khmers living abroad cannot join the election. Is there any way to give Cambodians abroad a chance to vote? I want to vote, too.
US citizens can get absentee ballots from their
local election official. Then, they vote and return the ballot to the local
election official. UK citizens have two options to vote from overseas’”by
post or by proxy. By post, a person can receive a ballot seven days before
Election Day and then send it back promptly. By proxy, a person can nominate
someone else in the
grandmother always advises my siblings and me to choose the right chief of the
country. “We simple people we just want to live in peace. I don”t want my next
generation to have an experience like mine,’ said my grandmother Sabeurn, who
has come across both war and peace in
During the course of the 2008 national elections, there were eleven parties. To get more voters and supporters, each party promised that if it won the election, it will fight against inflation, corruption and poverty. There were around eight million voters on the Nation Election Committee”s (NEC) list for the mandated vote casting. NEC distributed 80 percent of the voter information notices, a card containing information about the polling stations and the election date, as well as the voter's” personal data.
mandate election, there were 15,000 polling stations available for eight hours
of voting, conducted under the eyes of 13,000 domestic and international
observers. The ruling
post was written by Sorotha Chan,
a journalist student from