National Board of Canvassers adjourns session Monday as it await poll results | Inquirer News

National Board of Canvassers adjourns session Monday as it await poll results

By: - Reporter / @FMOrellanaINQ
/ 06:41 PM May 13, 2019

Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Sheriff Abas delivers his speech as the agency officially convenes as the National Board of Canvassers for the midterm polls on Monday, May 13, 2019. Photo by Cathrine Gonzales /

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.


READ: Comelec: 400 VCMs suffer glitches on Election Day

There are at least 61 million registered voters in the Philippines based on Comelec records. (Editor: Eden Estopace)

READ: Comelec expects 78% voter turnout

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