Com­elec an­tic­i­pates at least 75% voter turnout in Bangsamoro plebiscite

Business World - - The Nation - Gil­lian M. Cortez

THE COM­MIS­SION on Elec­tions (Com­elec) is ex­pect­ing a high voter turnout dur­ing the plebiscite on the Bangsamoro Or­ganic Law (BOL). “We ex­pect that there will be high turnout. His­tor­i­cally speak­ing, elec­tions in those re­gions have been en­joy­ing high turnout rates, so up­wards of 75%,” Com­elec Spokesper­son James B. Jimenez said in a press brief­ing on Mon­day. “We have… 2,839,659 reg­is­tered vot­ers dis­trib­uted over 18,439 es­tab­lished precincts, which on elec­tion day trans­lates to 9,377 polling places,” he added. The plebiscite is set on two dates: Jan. 21 for the Au­tonomous Re­gion in Mus­lim Min­danao and the cities of Is­abela and Cota­bato; and Feb. 6 for the ar­eas in the prov­inces of Cota­bato and Lanao del Norte. Can­vass­ing for the Jan. 21 votes will be con­vened the next day at the Com­elec head­quar­ters in In­tra­muros, Manila. The Com­elec En Banc will sit as the Na­tional Plebiscite Board of Can­vassers, which will over­see the can­vass­ing. Mean­while, Com­elec Vice-Chair­per­son for the Print­ing Com­mit­tee Maria Vic­to­ria S. Dul­cero said the print­ing of bal­lots for Jan. 21 has been com­pleted while the re­main­ing 600,000 bal­lots for Feb. 6 are ex­pected to be fin­ished within this week. —

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