4,000 Thais vote in 10 countries

Thai embassies in 10 countries have already submitted advanced voting ballots from a total of 4,051 people ahead of the general election, according to the Election Commission.

EC secretary-general Puchong Nutrawong said voting had been carried out from Jan 13-21 in countries including Australia, Belgium, Israel, Libya, China, India, Taiwan, Brunei, Cambodia and Vietnam.

Voting is not yet finished in some larger countries so the final number of total overseas voters will not be known until next week. 

Thailand has a total of 92 embassies and consulate offices in 67 countries. A total of 143,807 people registered for advance voting in the election.

The overseas election process will be carried out until Jan 26, which is also the date set for advanced voting to begin in Thailand.

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Discussion 1 : 23/01/2014 at 08:46 AM
Is there a candidate list yet? Outside of a few posters on the roadside, there is not much of an election happening.
Discussion 2 : 23/01/2014 at 06:18 AM
My wife thinks her vote means bugger all in Thailand 1 vote is 1 vote and that vote counts.
Discussion 3 : 23/01/2014 at 05:40 AM
The Thai Embassy staff in Australia are selective in Thai citizens they allow to pre-register to vote. My Thai wife contacted the Embassy to pre-register to vote from Australia as soon as the Election was called. She was told that she could not pre-register, as Thai Embassy staff were still awaiting details from Thailand. She was told to ring back three days later. She telephoned three days later, and was told to register by email with her full details, which she did. The two emails sent were unanswered.. She telephoned the Embassy staff again as she she received no reply to her emails. She was told pre-registration at the Embassy had closed.
Discussion 4 : 23/01/2014 at 12:17 AM
Some of my Thai friends have decided no vote is a better vote. Its a shame.
Discussion 5 : 22/01/2014 at 10:09 PM
Voting is mostly by mail in ballot. We just got ours last week and it's unlikely as we mailed Monday it the Consulate has received it yet. My feeling is that most of those 140,000 who registered will vote because you have to send your application and documents to your Embassy or Consulate to register.
Discussion 6 : 22/01/2014 at 08:22 PM
i think the stats should show how many abroad have refused to vote.
Discussion 7 : 22/01/2014 at 07:50 PM
FANTASTIC !!!! That's less than 3% so far
Discussion 8 : 22/01/2014 at 07:41 PM
I wonder how many NO votes from iPhone application.
Discussion 9 : 22/01/2014 at 06:50 PM
What a success!!! rofl

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