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Outcome of upper house ballot could influence decision to remove prime minister which requires three-fifths vote.
With analysts saying the poll is unlikely to calm tensions in Bangkok, officials fear a military or judicial coup.
Demonstrators say they want to end the political influence of Thaksin Shinawatra, brother of the current prime minister.
Anti-government demonstrations planned for Monday aim to shut down the capital and force the government from office.
Protesters plan to shut down government offices in an attempt to force Yingluck's administration to a standstill.
More than 30 parties manage to register for February's polls despite a blockade by anti-Thaksin groups.
Prime minister's refusal to resign ahead of vote keeps anti-government protesters on the streets.
Protests have brought Bangkok to a standstill as demonstrations are now directed at the police.
Draft legislation that opponents fear would allow ousted PM Thaksin to return prompts thousands to rally in Bangkok.
Hundreds of police surrounded the court Friday as it dismissed an opposition complain against the ruling party.
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