OrBorTor gear up for elections

PHUKET: The Phuket Election Committee (PEC) today held a meeting to present ballots and ballot boxes to representatives from each Tambon Administration Organization (OrBorTor) on behalf of the Central Election Commission in Bangkok.

“Each OrBorTor must keep these things safe in a place where there is a security guard,” PEC Director Supap Akkam told the Gazette.

Elections for OrBorTor councils are set for October 7. Islanders are urged to register at their local polling stations or OrBorTor offices, K. Supap said.

OrBorTor election boards, consisting of about 10 members per polling station, were named at the meeting. Each election board will comprise a polling station president, a director, seven government officers and at least one police officer to control and inspect the station during the election.

“The PEC must be strict about illegal campaigns and follow election laws, with any trouble to be reported to police immediately,” said K. Supap.

The 19 candidates to run for OrBorTor presidential positions are from Sakoo, Kamala and Cherng Talay (three candidates each), and Chalong, Koh Kaew, Mai Khao, Srisoonthorn and Thepkrasattri (two candidates each).

There are also 284 candidates running for the 120 OrBorTor-councilor positions, said K. Supap.

Click here for the deadlines by when each OrBorTor in Phuket must have held elections.

Phuket News

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