National Board of Canvassers adjourns session Monday as it await poll results
MANILA, Philippines — The Commission on Elections (Comelec), sitting as National Board of Canvassers (NBOC), adjourned its session at 5:25 p.m. on Monday as it awaits the transmission of votes from different poling precincts across the country.
Comelec Chairman Sheriff Abas said the session for the start of the canvassing of votes will resume at 1 p.m. on Tuesday.
The NBOC convened Monday at around 4:30 p.m. to start the canvassing of votes for the midterm election.
But voting across the country is still ongoing as of posting time.
The poll body said it does not see any need to extend the voting hours, despite reports of the delayed opening of precincts and malfunctions on vote counting machines (VCMs) in some areas.
There are at least 61 million registered voters in the Philippines based on Comelec records. (Editor: Eden Estopace)
See the bigger picture with the Inquirer's live in-depth coverage of the election here https://inq.ph/Election2019
Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.