The delay is caused by cancellation of numerous polling stations in some of Bangkok′s
districts and 10 southern provinces, where anti-election protesters blocked the election offices and
other polling venues.
Future voting days will be held in areas where the public could not cast their votes today,
Election Commission (EC) officials said.
In the meantime, no preliminary result of 2 February election will be announced,
said Mr. Banchong Sukdee, deputy Permanent Secretary of the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration
result will have to wait until the election is fully completed," Mr. Banchong explained, "Otherwise
it would mislead the public".
According to Mr. Banchong, individual polling stations can count their votes and announce
the result in front of the venue for the public to observe, but officials are not allowed to
transfer these results to the Election Commission.
Furthermore, each district will not send its results to the central vote
counting centre established by the EC, Mr. Banchong said.
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