Interior Ministry targeting 80% turnout for general election

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Bangkok – Thailand’s Ministry of Interior has held a meeting among provincial governors to prepare them for the upcoming general election, indicating it is targeting an 80 percent turnout.

The meeting was attended by provincial governors as well as district chiefs from across the nation and included a rehearsal of work to be synchronized on the date of the election. The focus of the gathering was to ensure a unified understanding of the process so that it takes place smoothly.

Deputy Minister of Interior Suthee Makboon reported that 51,427,628 people are eligible to vote on March 24 with 92,837 voting units to be active on the day. The ministry is targeting an 80 percent turnout of voters and no more than two percent of the votes being disqualified. The last general election had a turnout of 75 percent.