Voters will return to polls in several provinces

A voter casts her ballot at a Bangkok polling station. Photo: Teirra Kamolvattanavith / Coconuts Media
A voter casts her ballot at a Bangkok polling station. Photo: Teirra Kamolvattanavith / Coconuts Media

Last month’s election will get a do-over in several constituencies around the country while ballots must be counted again at two northeastern polling stations.

The Election Commission gave no explanation for why voters would be asked to cast ballots anew at six polling sites around the country, including the capital district of Bang Kapi, two in the northern province of Lampang, as well as others in Yasothon, Phetchabun and Phitsanulok, according to Matichon. Dates for the repeat voting are expected to be announced later this month.

As for a recount at two Khon Kaen polling stations, commissioner Sawaeng Boonmee gave a simple explanation: The numbers just don’t add up.

Elections officials have said they will hold off on releasing final results from the poll until May 9, just after the coronation ceremony kicks off.

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