Phuket governor casts first vote in General Election

Phuket Governor Narong Woonciew kicked off the General Election process on the island by casting the first vote on the Phuket Auditorium in Phuket Town today. The Phuket Auditorium, situated on the authorities administration centre on Tha Kraeng Road, is certainly one of 22 polling stations established all through the Talad Yai sub-district of Phuket Town. Interesting are vying for Constituency 1 within the election.
For the primary time, Phuket has three seats for Members of Parliament within the House of Representatives up for grabs in a national election, The Phuket News reported. Governor Narong inspired the basic public to exercise their right to vote and noted that they could resume their day by day actions after casting their ballots.
A total of 377 polling stations have been set up across the island. Orapin Acheevasuk, Director of the Phuket office of the Election Commission of Thailand, hopes voter turnout will be as high as 80%, but a minimum of 70%. She famous that 798 voters have already forged votes on the Phuket Auditorium polling station.
Voters appeared enthusiastic and no cases of aberrant behaviour have been reported, according to Acheevasuk. She said…
“The 377 polling stations in Phuket are prepared in all aspects to accommodate and facilitate voters, who’ve been steadily arriving since this morning.”
Polling stations opened at 8am and can close at 5pm. Acheevasuk said…
“Today the weather is superb. It isn’t sizzling and [so far] not crowded. The election environment so far has been clean, and there have been no reviews of irregularities.”
Acheevasuk anticipates round 800 to 1,000 individuals will prove at each polling station all through the day. However, she suggested people to spread their arrival at polling stations throughout the day to stop overcrowding when the polls shut at 5pm.
Acheevasuk reminded voters that they’ll obtain two ballot papers: a green one for selecting a candidate, and a purple one for voting on the allocation of party list seats. She warned voters not to take footage of or injury their ballots, as it will be thought-about a criminal offence..

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