An official of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) believes there is no more time for a hybrid election system in the May 2022 polls.
“Maybe it can be done in the next elections. Not this 2022…We are running out of time,” Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon said in a radio interview over the weekend.
“Not now because if we do hybrid the counting is manual, the transmission electronic. If manual, the counting is three days. For president, maybe a month,” she added.
The poll official said the teachers will also be at the losing end as they may get shot at, receive threats, or get the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
“We have to protect them also,” Guanzon said.
The country is set to use the old vote counting machines from Smartmatic in the May 2022 polls.