“The alcohol ban will begin at 6pm on Saturday (Aug 6) and continue through until midnight Sunday, August 7,” Mr Kitipong told the press on Friday (Aug 5).
“During this ban, in accordance with election law, the sale of alcohol is prohibited, as are any public events that involve the drinking of alcohol,” he said.
“If anyone is found breaking the law, they will face a a fine of up to B10,000 or sentence of up to six months in jail, or both,” he warned.
Mr Kitipong reiterated that he expected a large turnout at the polls on Sunday.
“We expect more than 80 per cent of all eligible voters in Phuket to cast their ballots on August 7,” he said.