Comelec expects more cases of poll-related violence
Posted by akosistella on April 8, 2010
The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Wednesday expressed worries that there might be more incidents of election-related violence as the May automated polls near.
“It looks like that there might be more election-related violence incidents (ERVI) [during this] election and we want to know why,” Comelec spokesman James Jimenez told reporters on Wednesday.
Despite the nationwide gun ban in effect, Comelec officials still notice ERVIs being directed at the candidates’ campaign trails.
RP diplomatic posts test, seal voting machines in HK, Singapore
The Commission on Elections finalized Wednesday the testing and sealing of voting machines in Hong Kong and Singapore, three days before the scheduled start of the automated overseas absentee voting (OAV) in the two countries on April 10.
The Philippine consulates in the two countries finalized the sealing and testing of Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) machines in preparation for the month-long voting by some 126,000 registered absentee voters.
Hong Kong has the highest number of registered absentee voters at 95,355, while Singapore has 31,851.
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