Mrs Sodsri was commenting on reports that the registration of candidates could not be carried out in eight southern provinces where protesters blocked contenders and officials from entering the registration venues.
The eight provinces were Surat Thani, Songkhla, Chumphon, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Krabi, Phatthalung, Trang and Phuket, which have altogether 40 constituencies. There are 15 provinces in the South with 56 election constituencies.
Because of this, there might not be candidates running in these provinces and, as a result, the number of MPs elected in the Feb 2 election might be less than 95%. The law stipulates that the House of Representatives cannot convene a meeting after a poll if the number of MPs elected under the constituency and party-list systems is less than 95% of the full number of 500.
Therefore, if there are 25 or more constituencies without MPs elected to the House, the number of members would be less than 95%, Mrs Sodsri said.
EC secretary-general Puchong Nutrawong expressed similar concerns. He said the EC would try to solve the problem.
The candidate registration for constituency seats is open until Jan 1.