Poll: Should Phuket be exempted from election-day alcohol bans?

PHUKET: Alcohol sales will be banned island-wide this weekend due to the Phuket Provincial Administration Organization election on Sunday, while Patong will face two consecutive weekends of lost nightlife trade due to municipal council elections, due to take place there next weekend.

The alcohol bans will be in effect from 6pm on Saturday through to midnight on Sunday.

Retail outlets nationwide are already prohibited from selling alcohol between 2pm and 5pm, and again between midnight and 11am, seven days a week.

Thus, imbibers will have until 2pm today, plus a short window from 5pm to 6pm, to stock up on supplies.

Have your say in Phuket’s most popular online poll
Considering the importance of alcohol to the island’s tourism-economy, the new Phuket Gazette online poll asks readers whether all or part of the island should be exempted from the ban. To have your say click here.

To view the results of the last poll, on the topic of arrests and fines of motorists for moving violations, click here.

To comment on the topic of election-day alcohol bans, leave a message in the readers’ forum below. The Phuket Gazette welcomes all comments the meet our “house rules”.

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