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Comelec completes printing of ballots ahead of target date

/ 01:44 PM April 02, 2022
Several senators on Monday tagged as "unconstitutional" a petition urging the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to postpone the 2022 polls.

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MANILA, Philippines — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Saturday finished printing the last batch of the 67.4 million ballots for the May 9 national and local elections ahead of the target date.

According to the Comelec, the last batch was printed at around 10:28 a.m. Ballot printing started on January 23 and was targeted to be finished on April 25.

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The latest batch of printed ballots will go through the verification process, according to the poll body.

There are 319,138 overall “quarantined” ballots and 178,990 defective ballots as of Saturday, Comelec Commissioner George Garcia said in a Viber message to reporters.

Ballots are quarantined or set aside when a ballot from the same batch or group was found to have problems or defects.

Defective ballots will be shredded.

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