Comelec en banc all set for special elections in Lanao del Sur town on May 24
ILIGAN CITY—The Commission on Elections (Comelec) en banc, chaired by Lawyer Saidamen Pangarungan, has approved a resolution to hold the special elections for the 12 villages in Tubaran town of Lanao del Sur on May 24.
Comelec Resolution No.22-0165, a copy of which the Inquirer obtained from Lawyer Ray Sumalipao, director of Comelec BARMM, directed the voting for the 12 Tubaran barangays with 15 precincts to be held in three clustered precincts in Tangcal Elementary School of the town’s Barangay Tangcal, Tubaran Elementary School in Poblacion Tubaran and Bumbud Elementary School, also of Poblacion Tubaran.
Police personnel from the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) earlier trained as Special Election Board of Electors will be deployed on May 23 to serve the special elections the following day, where 6,921 voters were still expected to vote in the designated precincts. Tubaran has a total of 11,557 registered voters.
Based on the Comelec operations plan, the Tubaran acting election officer will supervise the special elections which will be closely monitored by Comelec BARMM.
The special election canvassing will be held at the designated area at the Lanao del Sur Provincial Capitol in Marawi City.
A total of 15 contingency Vote Counting Machines (VCM) as well as contingency SD cards will be prepared from the hub in Iligan City.
Sumalipao said they had been coordinating with the police and the military in the area to ensure a peaceful conduct of the special elections.
“We have substantial military forces to augment the peacekeeping efforts to attain a successful special election in Tubaran town on May 24,” said Brigadier General Jose Maria Cuerpo, commander of the Army’s 103rd Infantry Brigade.
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