More than 79,000 fail to vote due to hostilities
Posted by akosistella on May 15, 2010
More than 79,000 voters failed to vote on election day due to wrong shipping of ballots and armed hostilities in 12 municipalities in the Visayas and Mindanao, the Commission on Elections said Friday.
A total of 79,920 voters from 203 clustered precincts in the country were affected by failure of elections in some towns in Iloilo, Samar, Sarangani, and the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), a Comelec record showed.
Earlier, failure of elections has been recommended in 11 municipalities in the country although the poll body has yet to make official declarations and reschedule voting in these areas.
Declare failure of polls in Lanao Sur town, Comelec asked
MANILA, Philippines – A petition has been filed before the Commission on Elections en banc to declare failure of elections in another town in Lanao del Sur province, the eighth such petition that has been lodged before the poll body.
Tugaya has reportedly been the victim of harassment by armed groups that stalked the town’s polling precincts.
One lawyer Abubakar told the Comelec en banc that on election day, a grenade launcher was fired towards the school where elections were supposed to be held, resulting to fear among the voters and the board of election inspectors (BEIs).