Comelec covers more bases for vote
Posted by akosistella on March 7, 2010
Revised General Instructions for Board of Election Inspectors (BEI), released on March 4, includes two new sections to “finetune the process and address procedural gaps” ahead of the May 10 national and local automated polls.
One new section (Section 37) addresses the possibility of ballot shortages in some precincts. “In case the official ballots of a precinct have all been used up and there are still voters registered at the precinct waiting to cast their votes,” the following procedure will be followed:
The chair of the BEI will ensure that the voters are eligible to vote and write down their names in the minutes. The chair then issues a certificate saying that they are indeed registered voters. The chair will then assign a third member of the BEI to accompany the voters to the next nearest precinct to cast their vote.
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