Cherng Talay residences today (4/6) put their ballots for a new mayor and six council members. Suniran Rachatapreuk, 48 is being candidate for this election as he had worked as Cherng Talay mayor since July 1999. His opponent named Somsak Sophanon (51) who served as Cherng Talay Municipality Council member between 2003 and 2007.
Four polling stations were set up for Cherng Talay’s two electoral zones. Zone 1 includes Srisoonthorn Road’s even-numbered sois up to soi 16/1 and the Baan Don-Cherng Talay Road. Polling stations for Zone 1 were at Cherng Talay Temple. Zone 2 put polling stations at Cherng Talay Wittayakom School, includes Lagoon Road and the Pasak-Kok Tanod Road.
Both zones have a total population about 5,963 persons while first zone records 3,478 persons and the second zone records 2,485 persons. All polling booths closes at 3 PM while the ballot counting currently hold in Cherng Talay Municipal Hall. Kitipong Thiengkunakrit, the director of Phuket Election Commission said, “We had no report about illegal activities in this election. We should know the winner tonight.” “If there is no complaint about the result, I will send the result to the Election Commission Thailand in Bangkok tomorrow for approval. New mayor is able to start his duty within 30 days,” said him. Director Kitipong announced his residents and visitors not to sale alcohol until midnight tonight as the ban started 6PM last night.
News by Phuket Gazette