Senate hopefuls reminded silence is a virtue

Senate hopefuls reminded silence is a virtue

The Election Commission (EC ) has requested candidates show up at polling stations on time and without making any personal introductions during the vote, leading to the provincial-level Senate election taking place on Sunday.

The Vayupak Convention Center at the Centara Life Government Complex Hotel on Chaeng Watthana Road in Lak Si city, which serves as a voting place for the district-level Bangkok vote, was visited by EC secretary-general Sawaeng Boonmee and a group of election leaders.

According to Mr. Sawaeng, the number of successful candidates has been trimmed as the transition from city to provincial stage occurs, but the election should go smoothly.

23 candidates have been chosen for the municipal election, and Mr. Sawaeng emphasized that candidates must show up for enrollment at provincial polling stations on Sunday from 8 to 9am. Those who arrive later will forfeit their ability to run.

” Only one second later is not allowed. Every member may manage their vacation time, he said, to avoid traffic jam.

He added that it is against the individuals ‘ guidelines to make an introduction to other individuals at polling stations.

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration ( BMA )’s deputy city clerk, Wantanee Watana, stated that although interviews are not permitted, reporters and the public can observe the election process via CCTV.

She added that provincial election agencies may offer features like wheelchair ramps, rails, and vehicle lifts to make it simple for candidates who are running for the Senate election to gain access to the building.

According to Dr. Wantanee, the electoral locations for these individuals should be on a building’s earth floor.

According to the 2017 law, the fresh Senate to achieve the coup- appointed chamber may include 200 members selected from 20 expert groups, with 10 seats available for each group. They wo n’t be formally elected by the electorate.

Individuals choose between themselves from their own group and other professional organizations at the district, provincial, and national levels through a three-phase process led by the Election Commission (EC ).

At the city levels, there was an intra-group election in which five candidates with the most votes each group took the lead in an inter-group election.

In the cross- group ballot, the three individuals with the highest number of votes were shortlisted per party, or 60 across 20 organizations.

The chosen candidates then go through a similar operation at the provincial levels, but this time during the inter-group poll, just the two candidates with the most votes in each group advance to the last, national stage, where the top 10 senators from each of the 20 groups are chosen.