No election in Songkhla

Songkhla election committee has announced the cancellation of voting in the entire province because there are no officials to man 1,717 polling units in eight constituencies.

The province is also without voting ballots, which anti-election protesters prevented from being delivered to polling units.

The cancellation was announced by Chokchai Pholwattana, director of the Songkhla election committee.

Ampol Thammapalo, chairman of the election committee of Songkhla's Constituency 1, said only nine out of about 200 polling units had managed to recruit nine election officials as required by the law.

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Discussion 1 : 02/02/2014 at 10:40 AM
@Philw The election Commission failured to do their jobs, to provide a safe process for people to exercise their right to vote.
Discussion 2 : 02/02/2014 at 09:53 AM
Who is supposed to organise this ??
Discussion 3 : 02/02/2014 at 09:47 AM
So why did the nine that could open, not open? These officials should be fired immediately for gross misconduct. Who has the power to do that?

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