PHUKET: Phuket Governor Tri Augkaradacha this morning called on voters to ignore heavy rain across the island and turn up at polling stations to cast their ballots.
“We had heavy rain last night and more rain is predicted all day today, which may deter some people from turning up to vote.
“Please do not ignore your right to vote. Turn up and show your intention to change our country. Any person who does not vote cannot complain later that there has been no change in Thailand politics,” he said.
Gov Tri arrived at the polling station at Phuket City Hall on Narisorn Road about 8.10am to cast his ballot.
He said he expected all ballots in Phuket to be counted by about 5:30pm,
“Phuket people should know who will be their representatives by 5:30 pm and Phuket Election Commission should be able to announce the official results by no later than 8pm,” he said.
Gov Tri added that he had not received any more reports of vote buying or selling.
His comments follows former Thepkrasattri Tambon Council president Prasong Trairat being cleared of allegations of vote buying.
— Pimwara Choksakulpan