Bacolod: 1.9M ballots set for distribution


The distribution of 1.9 million ballots to the different municipalities and cities in Negros Occidental, in connection with the May 9 elections, has been set within this week, disclosed Provincial Comelec supervisor Roberto Salazar Jr.

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The official ballots for Negros Occidental and highly-urbanized Bacolod City arrived Wednesday night at the BREDCO Port in Bacolod City, where it is secured by the Bacolod City Police Office and Philippine Coast Guard.

Salazar said the official ballots are now being stored at the Provincial Capitol storage facility.

He added said that the exact numbers of the official ballots will be determined during election day, since the boxes cannot be opened yet.

But Salazar said that the content of each ballot box is equivalent to the total number of clustered precincts.

The 2,906 vote counting machines are also set for delivery to the various towns and cities on May 7, in time for final testing, Salazar said.

He however said that delivery to Bacolod City will be on May 6, as it has 450 clustered precincts.

Sixty-one personnel of the Army’s 303rd Infantry Brigade led by Brig. Gen. Inocencio Pasaporte and his deputy, Col. Michael Samson, also availed of absentee voting as they exercised their rights of suffrage on April 27 inside Camp Major Gerona in Brgy. Minoyan, Murcia.

The number of police personnel who voted at Camp Alfredo Montelibano Sr. in Bacolod City in the past two days rose to 1,231 as of Thursday, police records show. (Gilbert Bayoran via The Visayan Daily Star (TVDS), photo courtesy of TVDS)

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