The Commission on Elections (Comelek) has asked President Rodrigo R. Duterte to declare May 9 a special holiday to ensure full participation in this year’s national and local elections.
“We have signed Resolution No. 10784 requesting that President Rodrigo Roa Duterte declare May 9, 2022 as a special non-work holiday across the country for the national and local elections signed by the Commission N Bank,” Comelec Chairman Saidamen B. Comlek said live on the Facebook page. -Pangarungan said in a press briefing on Thursday.
“May 9, 2022 needs to be declared a special non-work holiday to give registered voters the full opportunity to participate in the aforementioned elections and exercise their voting right,” the April 27 resolution said.
This year’s election has about 65.7 million locally registered voters and 1.69 million foreign voters.
For local absentee voters who will provide services on election day began Wednesday and will end April 29.
About 84,000 government workers, soldiers and members of the media will be allowed to cast their ballots during this preliminary vote.
Election Commissioner Aimee P. Ferolino, who heads Comelec’s packing and shipping committee, said in a briefing that 48% of the official ballots and 96.4% of the ballots had been delivered to the agency’s regional centers.
Electoral agencies completed printing all 67.4 million ballots for local distribution on April 2, and local missing ballots began deploying April 13.
Comelec will destroy the flawed ballot in front of members of the media and representatives of political parties on May 7, Comelec Commissioner Marlon S. Casquejo said during the briefing.
Meanwhile, former Senator Ferdinand “Bambang” R. The pending cases to disqualify Marcos Jr. from appealing to N Bank will probably be resolved early next week, Mr. Pangarungan said.
The Electoral Complaints Commission (ECC) has not yet ruled on the decision to allow Mr Marcos to run for president. – John Victor d. Ordonez