PHUKET: Despite a shortage of officers, the Phuket Provincial Police have vowed to protect voters from any violence on election day with a special task force.

The group of 41 officers will be made up of five fast-response inspectors, 18 undercover officers and 18 officers on standby.

“Officers manning the polling stations have been instructed not to interfere with peaceful protesters, even if they are blockading the polls.