Comelec Speaks on Election 2022 Ballots’ Printing
COMELEC – The Commission on Elections gave an update on the printing of the ballots for the May 2022 Elections.
The May 2022 Elections is drawing near and the Commission on Elections is currently in the process of facilitating the ballot printing and the checking of every ballot for the upcoming poll to disregard defective ballots.
The upcoming poll consists both national and local elections. Under the national election, there are 10 candidates running for the presidency. Several aspirants filed their Certificate of Candidacy (COC) for president and the poll body screened the COCs to cancel those of the nuisance candidates or those who do not really intend to run for the position.
The May 2022 Election is the first national and local poll to be conducted amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The poll body previously assured that they have prepared for the said big event.
Recently, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) gave an update regarding the printing of ballots for the May 2022 Elections. Based on a report on ABS-CBN News, the poll body said that the National Printing Office has already printed 73.7% of the ballots needed for the upcoming poll.
There is a total of 67,442,616 ballots needed for the automated election system on May 9, 2022, Based on the report, 49,737,783 ballots have already been printed. According to Comelec, 55.28% of the ballots printed have undergone verification and 31.996 million ballots or 47.44% of those printed were marked as good ballots.
Commissioner Marlon Casquejo who is the chairman of the steering body for the upcoming poll said that all the defective ballots would be “shredded” and will not be deployed. He told the stakeholders that the poll body can set a date for the shredding of the said defective ballots with their observance to assure that it will not be out from the poll body’s office.
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