Advanced voting registration period ending today

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Bangkok – The Department of Provincial Administration (DOPA) has reported over 1 million people nationwide have registered to vote in advance of the March 24 general election, as the registration period concluded on Tuesday.

Advance votes will be collected on March 17 and those who are applying for the advanced vote must exercise their right on that date and will not be able to vote on March 24.

Between January 28 and February 18, a total of 1.83 million people across the country registered for the advanced vote while 94,543 people abroad, across 67 nations, applied to vote from overseas.

Those who fail to exercise their right will face five penalties lasting two years. They will not be able to oppose the election, run for public office or village headmen positions, take up roles in the civil service or work alongside local administrators.