PHUKET TOWN: December 25 will see hot competition between 54 candidates from three political parties – the Young People’s Party, the People’s Party and the Creative Party – and four independent candidates for the 18 seats on the Phuket Town Municipal Council. The Municipality, which is expecting about half of Phuket Town’s 42,417 registered voters to make their mark, has set up 56 polling stations in Phuket Town. Anyone wishing to vote in the election must be registered by the end of tomorrow (December 9). To be eligible, people must be registered as resident in Phuket since before September 24 this year, and must have been born earlier than January 2, 1981. Those wishing to register should do so at the Municipality offices on Surin Rd. Those wishing to check whether they are registered or not can do so at the Municipality offices or at the District offices on Mae Luan Rd. Voters will each cast votes for up to 18 of the candidates who, if elected, will sit as members of the Municipal Council for four years.
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