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Voting hours will no longer be extended, Comelec says

Posted by akosistella on May 10, 2010


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(Updated 4:11 PM) Voting hours will no longer be extended, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) said on Monday afternoon after various groups sought another extension.

“Though there are requests to extend further, we will not likely extend it, because there really is no need to [do so] because if there are still voters, we will not close the polls. Magtutuloy-tuloy tayo [hanggang makaboto lahat],” Comelec spokesman James Jimenez told reporters on Monday. (We will proceed until everyone will be able to vote.)

Via GMA News.TV

EARLIER:

Precincts adopt ‘number system’ to cope with long lines

MANILA, Philippines – Overwhelmed by the number of complaints from irate voters on Monday, some precincts have opted to adopt a number system to manage the swelling crowd.

Voters who endured long lines to cast their vote reported on social networking sites that they were given ‘stubs’ with priority numbers. The stubs correspond to a specific batch or time the voters will be allowed to do the actual voting.

Via ABS-CBN News

Failure of elections recommended for 11 areas

Failure of elections has been recommended to 11 municipalities in the Visayas and Mindanao due to various reasons, among them the non-appearance of election inspectors, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) said on Monday.

Included in these towns are Masiu, Lumba-Bayabao, Lumba-Unayan and Tubaran in Lanao del Sur where members of the board of election inspectors (BEI) failed to show up, said Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez at a press briefing.

Via GMANews.TV

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