No election failure if voters cast their ballots, Comelec says
Posted by akosistella on March 23, 2010
Everything will be alright as long as voters cast their ballots on May 10, the Commission on Elections said, in an attempt to allay poll failure fears.
“Vote so that there would be no failure of elections. Even if everything failed to function, as long as people voted, there (will be) elections,” Comelec Commissioner Rene Sarmiento told reporters in an interview.
The only time that a failure of elections can occur is when no voting happens, which may take place in case of a natural disaster, violence, terrorism, fraud, and other related causes, he said.
Party list reps accepted even though they’re not from marginalized
The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has accepted party-list nominees even though they do not necessarily come from marginalized sectors they are supposed to represent.
This was admitted by Comelec Commissioner Rene Sarmiento on Tuesday.
Although a case — Ang Bagong Bayani-OFW vs. Comelec — states that nominees must represent marginalized and underpresented sectors, it remains unclear what this means.