Local elections may be held by yearend
The Cabinet is expected to allow local elections to be held by the end of the year, Jarungvith Phumma, secretary-general of the Election Commission (EC) said on Tuesday.
He provided details to the Cabinet on the EC’s readiness in holding local elections, including setting up regulations and training officials in each province and district.
He said once the Cabinet has given the green light, the EC will in a week or two come up with the dates and organise the polls within 60 days.
The first step will be holding provincial administration organisation elections in December as it has already been included in the royal decree.
Jarungvith said election units will be reduced from 1,000 to 600 members in line with preventive measures on Covid-19.