Students at Redemptorist Technological College won’t have to go far to cast early votes in Thailand’s general election after Chonburi’s Election Commission put a polling station on campus.
Baworn Moonsaku, the EC’s director of Chonburi Constituency 6, set up the voting station March 7 ahead of the March 17 vote for those casting ballots away from their home province.
He said about 45,000 Pattaya residents registered for early voting, requiring the EC to open polling stations at Banglamung School and Pattaya School No. 2, as well as senior citizens homes and the disabled-students school.
The Redemptorist polling booth allows disabled voters to cast ballots easily without traveling far to ballot boxes Baworn said.
While there, the EC staffers educated students – most of whom had never voted before since Thailand’s last election was in 2014 – on the dos and don’ts of casting ballots without giving any information or preference to candidates on the ballot.