Thailand has held an election to fill half of its 150-seat Senate. Sunday’s vote could prove vital to attempts at removing Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra from office. A Thai man checks the voter list for the senate elections posted outside a polling station in Bangkok on March 30, 2014. Voting started at 8 a.m. local time in 77 provinces nationwide, including the capital Bangkok, and ended at 3 p.m. Informal results came out by the evening with more than 90 percent of the votes being counted. The Election Commission said voter turnout was lower than expected. Nearly 12 percent of those who voted abstained, indicating dissatisfaction with either the candidates or the election itself. Election authorities say the final results are expected to come out within seven days.