A new round of voting will be held for the January 26 advance voting and for 10,284 polling stations that were blocked by protesters in the February 2 general election of Thailand.

According to Thai Election Commission commissioner Somchai Srisuthiyakorn, the new voting, which was decided by the commission on February 7, will be held in seven provinces, namely Rayong, Yala, Narathiwat, Pattani, Satun, Phetchaburi, and Prachuap, where polling stations were besieged by protesters on February 2.

However, the specific time for this new round is yet to be announced.

Voting will not be held again at the polling stations where voting were disrupted by protesters, Somchai said, adding that the commission will count the ballots that were successfully cast.

The commission’s latest figure showed that 46.79 percent of voters across the country cast their ballots in the February 2 general election.

As many as 20.1 million voters out of 43.024 million eligible Thai voters exercised their voting rights in 68 provinces where voting was not disrupted by protesters.-VNA