EC prepares for elections


BANGKOK 2 May 2014 —The EC is prepared to hold the next general election, with applications for Lower House members being set for 25 May – 4 June. 

According to the Election Commission (EC), it is preparing to hold the next general election, slated for July 20, 2014. Election Commissioner Somchai Srisuthiyakorn stated that applications for constituency-based MPs will be accepted from May 25 – 30, and May 31 – June 4 for district MPs.

Eligible voters will be able to exercise their early voting rights on July 6. As for those who are not in the Kingdom, they can do so between June 28 and July 11.

In addition, those who can not cast their votes in their original constituencies may do so outside of their own district provided that they inform the poll body before June 19. Those who wish to participate in the early election within their districts may do so from June 30 to July 4.