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Most first-time young voters vow to cast election ballot, study finds

Nov 17. 2018
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By The Nation

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Most young people who will be eligible to vote for the first time in the upcoming election, tentatively set for February 24, fully intend to cast their ballot, a new opinion poll has found.

The survey was carried out by Bangkok University and included 1,202 people nationwide. The respondents just turned 18 or were a few years older, making them first-time voters.

The study found that 78.6 per cent of the respondents said they would vote in the next general election, while 15.1 per cent said they would not and the remainder were still undecided.

As well, up to 85.8 per cent of the respondents said they have been monitoring political developments on social media.

Asked what they would like to see in the next election, 57.9 per cent said they want an app for casting votes, while 39.6 per cent said they want apps that show information on election candidates.

The remaining participants said they want an app that remind them of the timing and venues for voting.

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