BOC moves to lower threshold votes in Davao City 1st District

Published May 14, 2019, 10:57 PM

by Ellalyn De Vera & Richa Noriega

By Antonio L. Colina 

DAVAO CITY – The Board of Canvassers (BOC) here has requested the central office of the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) to lower the number of threshold voters in Davao City’s 1st District after a clustered precinct in Davao City National High School was not canvassed.

Atty. Krisna Samantha Caballero, Davao City Election Officer and chairman of the Board of Canvassers (BOC), announced around 6:40 p.m. that the board has decided to take the motion of Atty. Warren Liong and Edwardo Legaspina, lawyers of the Hugpong ng Pagbabago, since it would no longer affect the result of the voting.

Around 7 p.m., Caballero made an announcement that the board had already submitted the resolution to the COMELEC, recommending approval on their request and the password to allow them to change the number of the threshold voters.

“We are just waiting for the reply and the password. It would take an hour,” she said.

She said 1,138 out of 1,139 clustered precincts in Davao City had been canvassed already or equivalent to 99.92 percent.

She said 746 uncanvassed votes from a clustered precinct in DCNHS would no longer affect the ranking of the eight newly elected councilors of the 1st District.

She said the SD card of the vote-counting machine had to be reconfigured.

The BOC has yet to release the list of the newly elected councilors.