Huge turnout for advance voting as election nears

Yesterday, advance voting noticed a big turnout throughout the nation, with residents keen to train their democratic rights following a four-year wait. The Election Commission (EC) reported that 2,235,830 individuals registered for early voting yesterday, ahead of the May 14 election.
Bangkok governor Chadchart Sittipunt acknowledged that the process went easily, with only some minor issues emerging at polling places, similar to individuals fainting from the heat at Ramkhamhaeng University. Water vehicles were deployed to chill down the area.
Sittipunt reported that, at the Siam Paragon shopping center, over forty,000 individuals had been anticipated to vote, with clean administration leading to no problems. City Hall might be answerable for the safe storage of ballot packing containers, overseen by an online surveillance system.
At Ramkhamhaeng University, 52,771 people registered for early voting, with long traces of people waiting to vote in the sweltering heat. One voter (who requested anonymity) commented that inadequate officials have been current to deal with the big turnout, resulting in delays, reviews Bangkok Post.
Elsewhere in Thailand, important numbers registered to vote. Ayutthaya noticed 41,421 people, primarily staff and residents from nearby areas, join. In Nakhon Ratchasima, forty four,195 people from sixteen constituencies registered, with more than half voting at the first constituency within the Central Plaza shopping center.
In Yala, 9,021 were eligible for advance voting at both outside and native polling stations. All-inclusive of vote-buying had been made in Khon Kaen, with a gaggle of villagers from Mueang district presenting a petition to the provincial election committee. Evidence offered included images and videos of money being given to those attending a speech by a Pheu Thai Party candidate at a neighborhood rally.
EC secretary-general Sawaeng Boonmee revealed that the EC has received ninety two complaints associated to election law violations. Most involve vote-buying allegations and primarily relate to events in Bangkok. Suspiciously high advance voting registration in Yasothon and Amnat Charoen has prompted further investigation by the EC.
Referring to ballots from overseas voters, Boonmee announced sixty eight Thai consulates had submitted their ballots. The remaining 26 consulates count on to ship theirs throughout the subsequent three to five days. In Nonthaburi, reports point out that incorrect particulars have been provided regarding constituencies and provinces from advance polling stations on approximately a hundred used ballots..

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