PHUKET: Phuket protesters arriving late to shut down the polling station in Thalang yesterday resulted in one lone voter casting a ballot in the advance voting for the February 2 national election.

“We cannot reveal who that person was, but he arrived and voted before the protesters turned up at about 9:30am,” said polling station chief Chaiya Khamsaad.

Once the protesters arrived, Mr Chaiya closed the voting booths in order to avoid any violence – as per the order of Phuket Election Commission (PEC) Director Kittipong Thiengkunakrit on Saturday (story