From the internet edition of the Bangkok Post:
Referendum campaign launched
More than 10,000 people, including students and government officials, from all districts in Nakhon Ratchasima marched in Korat yesterday as a nationwide campaign began urging people to vote in the Aug 19 constitutional referendum.
UPDATE: And what about this hot air from the junta’s Public Relations Department:
A major campaign will be stepped up to raise public awareness of the need for people to cast their votes on the draft charter in the August 19 national referendum. Minister to the Prime Minister’s Office Thirapat Serirangsan said that the Government would hold a “Democracy Festival” to promote the referendum and the people’s participation in the next general election, which is scheduled for the end of the year… Prime Minister Surayud Chulanont will preside over the opening ceremony on August 3, when he will announce a declaration on the development of Thai politics. … A total of 2,550 balloons with a message of democracy will be released and sent aloft. A total of 10,000 sets of exhibitions to promote the referendum are being sent for display in all provinces from August 3 to 5. The run to carry a democracy declaration flag, which started on 1 July 2007, is making its way across the country. … The Prime Minister would like to see more than half the country’s 45 million eligible voters cast their ballots in the August 19 referendum. Ballot papers allow voters to either accept or reject the 2007 constitution. He said that, if most people accepted the charter, a meeting would be held to set the election date, so that political parties would have time to prepare their election campaigns.
In other words, vote “yes” or you won’t get an election!