Printing of 50 million ballots complete
Posted by akosistella on April 24, 2010
MANILA, Philippines – The printing of over 50 million ballots that will be used in the automated elections on May 10 has been completed.
The National Printing Office (NPO) announced that a total of 50,850,939 ballots had been printed as of 2:30 p.m. yesterday, two days ahead of the deadline.
Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Jose Melo said the completion of printing of the ballots indicated that the country’s first automated elections would definitely push through.
via Philippine Star.
PPCRV pushes ‘kodigo’ to prevent spoiling of votes
A Church-based poll watchdog group advised voters Friday to prepare and bring “kodigos,” or lists of candidates they will vote for, as a vote protection measure come election day.
Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV) chairwoman Henrietta de Villa said the move will also minimize the clogging of voters’ precincts on May 10.
“Pagpunta sa presinto magdala kayo ng listahan. May peligro lalo na sa mga kandidato pagka-senador na sobra ang bilang ng mase-shade na oval, di mabibilang ang boto ninyo sa pwestong iyan (When you go to the precincts, bring your lists of candidates you will vote for. There is always a danger you may shade too many ovals and void your vote. This is particularly true in the case of voting for senators),” De Villa said in an interview on dwIZ radio.
More paperwork needed for areas to be place under Comelec control
Local officials who want their areas to be placed under Comelec (Commission on Elections) control were told to submit additional evidence to prove the existence of election violence in their areas.
The areas include the municipalities of Labangan in Zamboanga del Sur, Bangued and Tineg in Abra and the province of Nueva Ecija.
Comelec Commissioner Gregorio Y. Larrazabal said in an interview after the hearing that it was still possible to grant the petitions and that they would arrive at a decision by the end of next week after the petitioners have submitted their supplementary documents on April 26.