Gibo proposes de-synchronization of next presidential polls
Posted by akosistella on May 11, 2010
MANILA, Philippines – Lakas-Kampi-CMD presidential candidate Gilberto “Gibo” Teodoro Jr. yesterday proposed to de-synchronize the next national and local elections after the glitches that occurred in yesterday’s polls.
Teodoro was the 151st voter in Precinct 0025-A at the Carabaoan-Caocaoayan Elementary School in Barangay Carabaoan, Tarlac. He finished voting in five minutes.
He complained that the ballot was too long.
via Philippine Star.
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First automated polls may be game changer in RP politics, says Gordon
MANILA, Philippines – Bagumbayan presidential bet Sen. Richard Gordon said yesterday the country’s first automated election could be the “game changer” in Philippine politics.
“If it will work, everyone will say they were part of it. But if it fails, they will blame me and the Comelec (Commission on Elections),” he said.
Gordon, who authored the country’s election automation law, earlier said he expected a few precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machines to fail but stressed there would be no failure of elections.
Via Phil. Star
Special elections for seniors proposed
MANILA, Philippines – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is studying proposals to allow local absentee voting for senior citizens and to stop the clustering of polling precincts to avoid delays in future elections like what was experienced in yesterday’s exercise.
Speaking to reporters yesterday, Comelec Commissioner Armando Velasco said they received numerous reports that senior citizens caused long delays in polling centers because they were allowed to vote ahead of others and took a long time to fill up their ballots, resulting in long queues.
“There are proposals to include the elderly in the local absentee voting,” he said. “Maybe we can look into that.”
Via Phil. Star