Election Commission estimates 8 million eligible voters kept from casting vote


Election Commission Chief Somchai Srisuthiyakorn said that, for the House Representatives election held Sunday, Feb. 2, 83,669 out of 93,952 polling stations were able to proceed with the election process, and no election was held in 10,283 polling stations. As a result, around 8 million voters were affected and could not cast their votes. The EC would now need to organize a reelection in order to complete the process and fill in the vacancies.

He also stated that the term of duty for elected senators will end on March 1, 2014, thus the EC will be staging a corresponding senatorial election on March 29.