No copying, voters told
MANILA, Philippines—No copying from your seatmates, please.
To help the public in casting their vote, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Wednesday released its final video on the “do’s and don’ts” on Election Day.
According to nearly four-minute video, titled “Mga Tama at Bawal sa Araw ng Halalan,” voters should avoid “looking at” or “copying” from the ballots of other voters and loitering inside the voting area after they have cast their ballots.
And while the summer heat may be oppressing, voters are not allowed to bring in water in the voting area or fan themselves using their ballots or even fold it.
“We are just showing what are the correct things to do and what you are not supposed to do on election day,” said Comelec chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr.
“These are just simple reminders on the voting process but they need to be repeated again and again,” he added.
Brillantes said cell phones can be brought inside voting areas but the voters cannot photograph their ballots.
The video also advised the public to avoid “overvoting” or voting more than the allowed number of candidates for a position, drawing on the ballot paper, or using a marking pen other than the one provided.
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