Only 6.8 % of precincts finished by 6 p.m. – Comelec

Published May 14, 2019, 12:40 AM

by Ellalyn De Vera & Richa Noriega

By Jeffrey Damicog

As of early evening Monday (May 13), a large number of polling precincts remain open due to delays, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) said.

Comelec Spokesman James Jimenez said that as of 6 p.m. there is only 6.8 percent of precincts which have already closed.

“Actually madami pang functioning ngayon kasi nagkaroon ng delay during the day so medyo humaba yung mga pila (There are so many precincts still open due to the delays and long lines),” he told reporters during a 7:30 p.m. briefing.

“So as of 6 pm, only about 6.8 percent actually finished,” he disclosed.

There are a total of 85,756 polling precincts all over the country.

Though the casting of ballots was supposed to officially close at 6 p.m., Jimenez assured that the polling precincts will continue to cater to the voters as long as they arrived before the deadline.

“And again like I said as long as may nakapila ng 6 pm. magtutuloy-tuloy ang proseso (As long as there is a line the process will continue),” he said.