The deployment of various election-related equipment, peripherals, forms and supplies to be used for the May 2022 National and Local Elections has already commenced.
In a statement, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) said election items that are ongoing deployment from their warehouse in Sta. Rosa, Laguna to local hubs nationwide include the vote counting machine (VCM) external batteries, until March 31, and ballot boxes, until April 10.
The poll body said non-accountable forms and supplies are the next to be deployed on Feb. 16 from the Comelec warehouse in Quezon City to the provincial and city treasurers in priority areas.
It added that the dispatch of the VCMS, consolidation and canvassing system (CCS) machines, and transmission equipment will be from April 2 to 19.
The official ballots and indelible ink coming from the National Printing Office (NPO), on the other hand, will be deployed to the city and municipal treasurers from April 20 to May 5.
The Comelec said “notice has been given to all political parties, political candidates, party-list groups and accredited citizens’ arms of the Commission through the modes mandated by law.”