Over 800,000 Bangkok residents register for early voting in May 14 General Election

Some 800,000 residents in Bangkok have registered to forged their ballots forward of the May 14 General Election, as they intend to engage in early voting on May 7. Among the two.35 million voters nationwide who have registered for advance voting, numerous are situated in Thailand’s capital metropolis, with seventy four polling stations obtainable.
The largest variety of early voters registered at Ramkhamhaeng University, with around 52,000 people registered, followed by Royal Paragon Hall with forty,000 registrations and Huai Kwang district office, which noticed 28,000 registrations. Other polling stations with a excessive turnout of registrations include the Bang Khen district office (26,000), the Thai-Japanese Stadium (25,300), Lat Krabang district office (25,200), Bang Na district office (24,000), the automotive park at Central Rama 2 shopping center (23,000), the car park at Wat That Thong (22,800), and Chandra Rajabhat University (22,200).
From March 25 to April 9, 2,350,969 folks across the nation registered for early voting. In Basic of the General Election on May 14, advance voting is scheduled for May 7.
Somchai Srisutthiyakorn, the chairman of Seri Ruam Thai’s coverage steering committee and a former election commissioner, has urged the Election Commission (EC) to improve transparency by offering extra information about the voting rights of individuals dwelling abroad. Somchai expressed these issues through his Facebook account yesterday.
Among the issues raised by Somchai have been the quite a few peculiarities in the dealing with of abroad voting, together with the elimination of postal voting, which he argued was the most handy method for voters. Additionally, there were reported delays in sending out ballot papers and discrepancies in the photographs of candidates from two separate events not matching their assigned ballot numbers in Bangkok’s constituency eleven.
Furthermore, confusion arose relating to the distribution of voting documents. For example, some citizens eligible to vote in Amnat Charoen’s Constituency 2 had been also given documents allowing them to vote in Nonthaburi’s Constituency 4..