June 23, 2024

The Commission on Elections is looking to start printing the official ballots for the May 2022 polls early next week.
“The final ballot face means that is the final list of candidates. We hope to be able to start printing by Jan. 17,” Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez said in a virtual press briefing.
He said the ballot faces will be uploaded on their website.
Asked if the first ballots to be printed are for overseas voters, the Comelec official said, “We will let you know as soon as we finalize the walkthrough plans but yes we are looking at Jan. 17 as the start and then normally we start with overseas ballots mainly because they are the first out. They are going to be used as early as April. Let me just verify if their ballots are the ones to be printed first.”
Filipino voters overseas will be the first to vote in next year’s polls, or one month ahead of the voting in the country. They will only be allowed to vote for candidates in national positions. – PNA