Aug 10, 2017 @ 22:14

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is planning to recycle the official ballots that already been printed within the occasion Congress has determined to postpone the October polls to subsequent yr.

Comelec Chairman Juan Andres Bautista famous that they’ve two choices on how they are going to reuse the official ballots, which the ballot physique began printing on Wednesday.

“One is we pass a resolution saying the date indicated (in the ballots) is valid for future elections,” he stated.

The ballot chief added: “Another is we can also use snopake (correction fluid) the ballots to change the dates. The only problem there is it will incur additional expenses.”

On August 9, the Comelec started printing the over 77 million official ballots for use within the barangay and SK elections on the National Printing Office (NPO).

They are hoping to finish the printing of ballots in simply 35 days.

On the opposite hand, Bautista is open to the plan to conduct the village and youth polls on May 2018.

“We will respect whatever will be their decision regarding this matter. We have always been neutral. Our only appeal is for them not to make it too close to the next elections,” he stated.

“For us, it should have an interval of at least one year. So this proposal of May 2018, we are okay with it since we have one year (interval),” the Comelec chief added.

He is reacting to the choice of the House of Representatives to maneuver the village and youth polls to May 2018 as a substitute of holding it on October 23. (PNA)