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Did PM mix up her ballot boxes?

Caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra may have bungled while casting her ballots by dropping her two ballot papers in the wrong ballot boxes, according to a blogger who scrutinised a clip of the PM exercising her voting right in yesterday's poll.



Caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra may have bungled while casting her ballots by dropping her two ballot papers in the wrong ballot boxes, according to a blogger who scrutinised a clip of the PM exercising her voting right in yesterday's poll.

The blogger posted his observation at http://www.oknation.net/blog/mindhand/2014/02/02/entry-1, asking if the PM's ballot papers would be regarded as void since she dropped her party-list ballot paper into the constituency ballot box and dropped the constituency ballot paper into the party-list ballot box.

He blogged that he suspected Yingluck was busy posing for photographers to take her pictures and was not aware she had switched the ballot papers while dropping them into the boxes.

After several rounds of scrutinising the clip of Yingluck casting her ballots shown on Nation Channel, the blogger said he spotted the blunder because the constituency ballot paper was orange and the party list ballot paper purple.

He captured the images |from the clip and posted them on the blog. He also called the Bangkok Election Commission |to enquire if the PM's ballot papers would be nullified. The election officials replied that dropping ballot papers in the wrong boxes would not result in the ballot papers being invalidated.

Yingluck said she had dropped her ballot papers in the wrong boxes on the advice of an election official and she informed the Election Commission after realising the mistake. She thanked |voters who went to the poll to protect democracy.


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