Government employees have been advised not to use their present position in political campaigns in the run-up to the next general election. The electoral commission is watching incumbent political leaders’ campaign activities for possible infractions of election laws.
Thailand’s Election Commission (EC) has directed provincial election directors around the country to closely watch the actions of incumbent ministries, political parties, and potential MP candidates.
Sawaeng Boonmee, Secretary General of the EC, stated that the commission is responsible for ensuring that the election is fair and free of vote buying, which can take numerous forms.
However, the EC Secretary observed that the campaigns are still in their early phases as parties wait for the EC to publish electoral districts.
The EC has begun a training session for representatives of provincial election commissions and press members from 20 provinces in the northeastern area. The sessions give the most recent information on election rules and regulations.
Authorities stated that their objective is to provide voters with information, enhance voter turnout, and stimulate public engagement in the political process.