The National Election Committee (NEC) has created a commission and three sub-commissions to manage preliminary results of the June 5 commune council elections.

NEC spokesman Som Sorida told The Post on May 31 that each of the three sub-commissions would take charge of one aspect of the work – one would be responsible for facilitation, one for technical aspects and the other would announce the results.

He said this commission would receive results from the commune election commissions, who would verify and count the ballots from each polling station. The commission would then publicise the preliminary results.

Sorida explained that after the commission receives the first hand-written results from all 1,652 communes, it will verify them before announcing them to the public – through national television and radio stations and on social media – from the evening of June 5 until the morning of June 6 at 11:30.

Yong Kim Eng, president of the People’s Centre for Development and Peace, said he had observed that the declaration of results was prompt during the last election, although there were some technical problems.

He recalled that during the 2013 national election, the NEC had delayed the announcement of election results due to technical problem, but in 2017 and 2018 the problem seemed to be solved.

NEC said that at 4pm on election day, NEC chairman Prach Chan would hold a meeting with stakeholders and political parties to describe the overall situation and discuss the preliminary results.