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Lowest voter turnout in Samut Sakhon

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Less than half of eligible voters managed to cast their ballots in Sunday’s snap election, with the highest turnout in Nong Bualamphu and the lowest in Samut Sakhon, according to initial reports from the Election Commission (EC). 

In Nong Bualamphu 72.5 per cent of a total 382,095 eligible voters went to the polls. Bung Kan, which was established in 2011 and is the newest province in Thailand, followed with the next highest turnout at 70 per cent.

The lowest turnouts in Sunday's election were recorded in Samut Sakhon, where only 20 per cent of the electorate voted and in Rayong, where 25.84 per cent cast their ballots.

The Northeast region recorded the biggest overall turnout with 56.14 per cent, followed by the North with 54.03 per cent, the South with 44.88 per cent and Central region with 42.38 per cent.

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