Comelec on track with election preparations

By Minka Klaudia Tiangco

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) said in a statement that they are on track with its preparations for the National and Local elections this May 13.

The Comelec said 22,887,821 or 45.38 percent of the official ballots have been printed. An average of 1 million ballots is being printed at the National Printing Office per day.

Comelec Chairman Sheriff Abas (Comelec / MANILA BULLETIN)
Comelec Chairman Sheriff Abas (Comelec / MANILA BULLETIN)

In a previous interview with CNN Philippines, Comelec Chairman Sheriff Abas said the Comelec may finish printing all ballots ten days earlier than their target date.

The dispatch of ballots, accountable forms, automated election system (AES) equipment, and other supplies to various regional offices throughout the country will start on April 24.

The Comelec said they are targeting to finish the dispatch by April 29.

Election Boards (EBs) who will serve on the midterm polls are also undergoing training. The Comelec said they are prioritizing the training of EBs who will be sent to far-flung areas, such as provinces in Mindanao. #MatalinongBoto2019