Comelec finally starts printing of ballots for May 13 polls
MANILA, Philippines — After weeks of delay, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) started on Saturday the printing of ballots for the May 2019 midterm elections.
The printing was initially set to start Jan. 22, but was moved to Feb. 9 due to a delay of the release of the final list of candidates.
The poll body needs to print at least 65 million of ballots, of which 1.8 million will be for use of overseas voters, for the nationwide election.
Comelec aims to finish the ballot printing by April 25, in time for election day on May 13.
There are 62 names included in the final roster of senatorial candidates, without that of former presidential spokesperson Harry Roque who withdrew his Senate bid last Feb. 1 due to health reasons. /atm
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