The Election Commission (EC) will investigate the report “Waste ballot” A voter was given in Singapore on Monday although the Philippine embassy there said it was only one “Isolated events.”
“We received a confirmation from our Singapore Post yesterday (Monday) afternoon that a voter was indeed given a ballot but this ballot was already considered a spoiled ballot,” Election Commission George Erwin M. Garcia told CNN Philippines on Tuesday. . .
“We should really investigate this incident so that it does not happen again and find out why this wasted ballot was given to the voters.”
Singapore-based Filipino voters first reported receiving pre-shaded ballots via social media.
“It (the ballot) should have been segregated and put in an envelope for the spoiled ballot so we will definitely get that answer in the next few days,” he said.
In a Facebook post on Monday, the Philippine embassy in Singapore confirmed an “isolated incident” where a spoiled ballot was inadvertently given to a voter.
Mr Garcia defined a spoiled ballot that was returned due to physical defects such as water damage and tearing caused by the voter.
“At the moment, I think our members of the Electoral Board should be given the benefit of the doubt because what I have seen in the past, they can get really tired,” he said.
“We are fortunate that voters have been able to complain about isolated cases,” he added.
Vice-President Baji Davao City Mayor Sarah Duterte-Carpio, whose name was pre-shaded with several senators at the event, said reports of pre-shaded ballots were “extremely disturbing.”
In a statement on Monday, he also called on Kamlek to investigate allegations of electoral irregularities in Dubai and Singapore.
Meanwhile, the embassy in Rome has opened a pick-up site on its premises for those who had previously requested to personally claim their respective ballots instead of sending them by post.
These voters can receive their mailing packets between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm on April 11-17 and return the ballots completed on the same day, the embassy said in a statement.
About 1.7 million foreign Filipino voters are registered. Absentee voting, which will take place mainly by post in most countries and in private in some areas, began April 10 and will remain open until May 9. – John Victor d. Ordonez And Alyssa Nicole and. Tan