Court to rule on polling boots
The Central Administrative Court will rule next Tuesday whether the Election Commission violated the Constitution by configuring polling booths in a way that prevented voters from casting their ballots in private.
The case, filed by Dr Pramual Weerutmasen and 11 others, accuses the EC of breaking Section 104 of the charter by configuring polling booths in a way that caused people to exercise their right to vote without privacy.
The group, which filed the complaint on April 3, also asked the court to nullify the April 2 poll.
Judge Somchai Wattanakarun said the court would hear the case and give a verdict on the same day, May 16. The court previously issued an injunction against the election body holding a third round of by-elections in nine southern provinces on April
On May 1, the court asked the EC commissioners to defend themselves against the allegation. The EC insisted that they had absolute authority to manage the election in accordance with Constitution Court ruling number 24/2543.