|The day before polling and the station at Phnom Penh's Wat Than|
had only a few voters checking their registration.
Polling stations were empty yesterday except for a few voters checking the rolls.
The city is quiet with the streets carrying far less traffic than for a normal weekend.
There are still plenty of CPP and a few CNRP banners showing. The streets are calm; it's like any other Phnom Penh holiday weekend.
|Almost like a family day out at this polling station on street 488.|
It's Nine O'clock on election day. This Phnom Penh polling station in a state school on street 488 is busy and there is something of a family atmosphere.
Many of the woman have dressed-up for the occasion and the kids are out in force.
And while there were four policemen at the gate to the school, inside they have no presence; intimidating high ranking officers from the forces, a complaint at the last commune elections, are not on show here.
It's obvious that a number of citizens who thought they could vote weren't on the register. Over the 20 minutes I sat and watched at least four potential voters looked for their names in vain and left.
All remains calm, however.
|No matter how long he looked he couldn't find his name.|