Casting of votes in this city might be extended until Wednesday after 80 vote counting machines have malfunctioned in several clustered precincts, a Comelec election officer said on Monday, May 9.
The camp of Presidential bet Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte said they received reports of vote-buying that occurred since yesterday up to today’s national elections.
Several voters who were unable to vote trooped to the Commission on Elections city here with various complaints.
Election glitches figured in the morning of the country’s national elections as thousands of voters flocked very early to polling centers in the Davao region.
Hundreds of voters here feared they could not cast their votes for today’s elections because their names were delisted from the Commission on Elections (Comelec) official voter’s list.
Police confiscated a total of 181 firearms and 104 deadly weapons, and arrested 248 persons in the course of conducting election-related checkpoints in the region.
Anticipating massive fraud and violence, progressive groups urged voters to be vigilant and to join their assembly at the Rizal Park on Monday, May 9 after voting in the national and local elections.
An election watchdog here said they are expecting massive voter disenfranchisement after they monitored the final testing and sealing of vote counting machines here Thursday, May 5.
A militant youth group on Friday urged the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to disqualify Liberal Party senatorial bet Risa Hontiveros for allegedly “plundering” PhilHealth funds and using the government’s funds for her campaign.
Vice presidential candidate Senate Majority Leader Alan Peter Cayetano on Thursday blasted as cheap stunts the broadsides against his running mate, Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte.