Millions of eligible voters in Thailand went to the poll on July 3 to pick up representatives from 40 political parties to the House of Representatives.

There are about 94,000 polling stations across the country.

Of the 500 members to be elected to the House of Representatives, 375 members are picked up from single-seat constituencies and another 125 from party-list category.

The Thai Police deployed between 100,000 and 180,000 staff to ensure security at polling stations and the Army is ready to assist if required.

Besides, a ban on alcohol and beer trading and drinking was imposed from 18:00 of July 2 to mid-night of July 4 and entertainment centres are told to close earlier on July 2-3 in order to mitigate unexpected incidents.

A campaign to crack down on criminals was launched during the early election.

Apart from the commitment on conducting a free, transparent and equal election in accordance with international standard, the Thai Election Commission invited observers from the European Union and 10 other countries to oversee the election.

After announcing the election’s official results, Thai parliamentarians will convene the first session within 30 days to elect the Speaker of the House of Representatives or lower house and elect the prime minister in following weeks.

Exit polls on July 3 showed that Thailand 's opposition party won a landslide victory over the ruling Democrat Party.
According to the exit polls of 150,000 voters by Suan Dusit University , the pro-Thaksin Puea Thai Party is likely to get 313 seats of parliament against 152 seats won by the Democrat Party.

Meanwhile, exit poll released at 15:00 local time showed that Pheu Thai Party will get 299 seats, while Democrat Party will get 132 seats in Thailand's July 3 general election, according to MCOT channel./.