After the Supreme Courtroom issued rulings that delayed the printing of ballots for the Might 9 election, the Fee on Elections (Comelec) scrambled for an answer and selected Thursday evening to proceed with the printing of round 220,000 ballots however with out the names of candidates.
The ballot physique will use the “handbook ballots” for round 60,000 native absentee voters, 79,000 abroad voters and 86,000 voters in 63 barangays in North Cotabato that joined the Bangsamoro Autonomous Area in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM).
Handbook ballots are usually not preprinted with the candidates’ names in contrast to the ballots used within the automated elections.
James Jimenez, spokesperson for the Comelec, stated the Nationwide Printing Workplace (NPO) began printing about 60,000 native absentee ballots at 7 p.m. on Thursday.
After printing the native absentee ballots, he stated the Comelec would subsequent print the 79,000 ballots for abroad voters who would vote manually, after which the 86,000 handbook ballots for BARMM.
Comelec earlier stated the three contracted printers may print a most of 1.1 million ballots per day.
Jimenez didn’t say when the printing of the remainder of the report 67,442,714 ballots would begin, with the elections solely 108 days away.
Comelec did not launch the poll face template with the ultimate record of candidates after the Supreme Courtroom ruling.
The ballot physique earlier stated the printing of ballots will begin on Jan. 15, however after the Comelec failed to fulfill that deadline, the fee stated the NPO will begin printing the 1,697,202 ballots on Jan. 19 for abroad voters, who will begin voting on April 10.
After the abroad ballots, the NPO was speculated to print the remaining or the 65,745,512 ballots for use within the nation by April 21.
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