COMELEC assures solutions to problems in mock polls
An official of the Commission on Elections said they will find solutions to problems encountered during the mock polls held in some areas of the country.
In a Laging Handa briefing last week, Comelec Education and Information Department Director Elaiza Sabile-David said among the concerns raised during the activity are the feeding of the ballot into the machine and long queues.
“We noticed in areas where there were many who participated, one of the problems is on ballot feeding and queuing. So maybe that should also be addressed because on the day of the election, there is more to it, there are more people that will participate,” she added.
David is certain the Comelec will come up with guidelines as far as the health protocols are concerned for next year’s polls.
“That is probably a system that should really be improved, especially since we have to maintain your distance, unlike the previous elections which were not included in our protocols during the election. We took note of that problem and the Comelec will definitely discuss and we will be coming up with the protocol or guidelines on how to address that problem,” she added.
She added there were no discrepancies in the transmission result.
“So there is no discrepancy. Those who actually voted are 390 out of that 400 that we expect for the mock election. That 786, that’s the actual total number of registered voters, the real number in that clustered precinct,” she added.
The mock polls were held in the cities of Pasay and Taguig and municipality of Pateros, and the provinces of Isabela, Albay, Negros Oriental, Leyte, Maguindanao, and Davao del Sur.
Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez said the activity conducted in preparation for the May 2022 polls was a success.
It simulated the election process from voting to the canvassing of votes. – PNA