Thai Election Commission predicts 85% turnout, assured of smooth course of

Thailand‘s Election Commission (EC) predicts an 85% voter turnout for the upcoming General Elections tomorrow (May 14) and maintains confidence in its ability to conduct the elections efficiently despite a quantity of points encountered during advance voting final week.
EC member Thitichet Nuchanart revealed the estimation after a powerful 91% turnout was recorded for final weekend’s advance voting course of. The EC has since reviewed the ensuing complaints that emanated from the May 7 advance voting together with addressing a quantity of different issues, disclosed Thitichet. He said…
“These issues have been resolved and gained’t occur on May 14. The General Election is about to happen, and the EC is extra ready than it was for the 2019 polls.”
The EC had acquired a complete of 127 complaints about alleged irregularities, 33 of which had been dismissed, while investigations into the remaining ninety four complaints are ongoing. Furthermore, the fee anticipates no much less than 2,000 extra complaints after this weekend’s national polling, Thitchet mentioned.
Thitichet emphasised that the EC would guarantee a good investigation, offering an opportunity for the accused to defend themselves and requiring the complainants to current evidence to help their accusations. He said…
“This election is highly competitive, and the EC is dedicated to guaranteeing a good contest. We will penalise those that are in breach of the rules. You can belief the EC.”
Under wraps urged the basic public to comply with rules to make sure a smooth voting process. Taking a photo of a marked ballot and tearing a ballot paper are both prohibited. Additionally, the EC warned against wearing any indicators or T-shirts with political get together logos to polling stations as this is also unlawful, Bangkok Post reported.
Campaigning for votes on Election Day is not permitted, and the sale of alcoholic beverages is prohibited from 6pm today until 6pm tomorrow. Violation of those guidelines can end result in a jail sentence of up to six months and/or a fantastic of as much as 10,000 baht..

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