Comelec needs to print 38 million more ballots
Posted by akosistella on March 11, 2010
MANILA, Philippines—About 12 million special paper ballots have been printed for the May 10 polls and the Commission on Elections (Comelec) needs to produce 38 million more before the May 10 polls.
But the daily average production of 650,000 ballots remains short of the 793,430 needed daily output to ensure all 50,000 ballots are ready by April 25, Comelec Commissioner Gregorio Larrazabal said Wednesday.
To meet the target, at least a fifth printer needs to be leased as its printer churns out only 162,500 ballots per day, he said.
5,000 ballot boxes arrive from Taiwan
MANILA, Philippines – The ballot boxes to be used for the May 10 elections have started arriving from the factory of Smartmatic International Corp. in Taiwan, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) announced yesterday.
Comelec Commissioner Gregorio Larrazabal said Smartmatic has already delivered 5,000 ballot boxes.
“We now have 5,000 ballot boxes that arrived and we expect 5,600 more to arrive (today),” Larrazabal told reporters at the PhilPost Distribution Center in Del Pan, Manila where the official ballots are kept.