By Thai Newsroom Reporters
THE MOVE FORWARD today (Apr.26) called on the Election Commission to see to it that the pale colours of the Move Forward logo reportedly shown on sample ballots at many polling units in Bangkok and the provinces be made clearly visible for the May 14 general election.
Move Forward secretary-general Chaithawat Tulathon petitioned Election Commission chairman Itthiporn Boonprakhong to have the relevant officials of the polling agency quickly fix the hardly visible colours of the Move Forward logo on the sample ballots for party-listed mode currently shown at many polling units so that voters can see it clearly in comparison to those of rival parties.
According to the Move Forward secretary-general, the logos of the other contesting camps shown on the sample ballots at those polling units in the capital and elsewhere are visible enough, however.
Move Forward leader Pita Limjaroenrat and his partisan colleagues have earlier told constituents to take a good look at the party’s name and logo on their party-listed ballot rather than browse around for the party’s electoral number 31, which, he said, could probably be confusing with those of rival camps.
Chaithawat said the Move Forward logo shown on the ballots handed out to the voters on May 14 might probably be as pale as that on the sample ballot if the relevant authorities failed to add more tone to it.
The Move Forward secretary-general said he doubted such a phenomenon was inadvertent on the part of the relevant officials of the Election Commission and that it could possibly be part of an unknown conspiracy to literally fade out his liberal party from the voters’ attention when they go to the polls.
He suggested the chairman of the polling agency see to it that the head of each polling unit nationwide promptly fix the problem about the alleged pale logo of his party otherwise they could probably be faced with duty-negligence charges.
Top: Move Forward secretary-general Chaithawat Tulathon and the barely visible Move Forward logo on a sample ballot. Photo: Matichon
Front Page: Sample ballots with Move Forward’s logo hardly visible. Photo: Thai Rath