Polling stations in Phuket saw large crowds of early voters despite the heat.
The advance voting in Phuket province was marked by a bustling and frenzied atmosphere in the early morning. The Provincial Hall, designated as the polling station for voters from nearby provinces, was overflowing with voters, primarily comprising working-age and young individuals who wished to cast their votes early.
As a result, there was heavy traffic congestion on roads leading to the polling station, which led to many people having to park their vehicles at a distance from the station.
Phuket has divided its polling stations for voters from surrounding provinces into three constituencies. Constituency 1 is located at the Provincial Hall, with 15,759 registered voters. Constituency 2 is at Suan Sri Phuwanat Park in Wichit sub-district, with 5,858 registered voters. Lastly, Constituency 3 is located at the Choeng Talay Wittaya School with 7,342 registered voters.
The Phuket Express interviewed some of the voters and were told that they chose to vote in the morning as the weather was still cool, and they wanted to finish voting before going to work or taking their children out for a trip.
They also urged officials to take care of traffic control.