The Election Commission consists of seven commissioners appointed by the King upon the advice of the Senate from persons as follows:
(1) five persons selected by the selection committee from persons who have knowledge and expertise in various academic fields that will be useful for administration and management of election in honest and just manner, and are of evident integrity;
(2) two persons selected by the plenary meeting of the Supreme Court from persons who have knowledge, expertise and experience in the field of law, are of evident integrity, and had held a position not lower than Chief Justice or a position not lower than Director-General of a State Attorney Department for a period of not less than five years.
The person who will be selected as an Election Commissioner shall have following qualifications or shall be a person who works or had worked in the civil society sector for a period of not less than twenty years, as prescribed by notification of the selection committee;
(1) serving or having served in the official service in a position not lower than Chief Justice, Chief Justice of the Administrative Court of First Instance, Chief Justice of the Central Military Court, or Director-General of a State Attorney Department for a period of not less than five years;
(2) serving or having served in the official service in a position not lower than a Director-General or an equivalent head of the government agency for a period of not less than five years;
(3) being or having been in a position of the chief executive of a State enterprise or other State agency which is not a government agency or a State enterprise for a period of not less than five years;
(4) holding or having held a position of professor in a university in Thailand for a period of not less than five years, and currently having renowned academic work;
(5) being or having been a practitioner of a profession certified by law who has regularly and continuously practiced the profession for a period of not less than twenty years up to the date of nomination, and having been certified by the professional organisation of such profession;
(6) being a person with knowledge, expertise and experience in the field of management, public finance, accounting or enterprise management at the level of not lower than a chief executive of a public company limited for a period of not less than ten years;
(7) having been in the position under (1), (2), (3), (4) or (6) for a total period of not less than ten years.
The counting of the period of time under paragraph two shall be made up to the date of nomination or the date of the application for selection, as the case may be
The Election Commissioners shall hold office for a term of seven years as from the date of appointment by the King, and shall serve for only one term.
During the period in which an Election Commissioner vacates office prior to the expiration of the term and an Election Commissioner has not yet been appointed to fill the vacancy, the remaining Election Commission may continue to perform duties. However, if there are fewer than four Election Commissioners remaining, the Election Commission may carry out only an act which is necessary and unavoidable.