Comelec to start printing 92 million ballots for BSKE

Comelec to start printing 92 million ballots for BSKE

By Junex Doronio
September 29, 2022

RMN Networks courtesy

MANILA — Despite the Senate and House of Representatives passing bills postponing the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections (BSKE) from December 5 this year to December next year, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Thursday already set the printing of 92 million ballots to be used for the scheduled polls.

Comelec chairman George Garcia explained that the bills still have to be reconciled in a bicameral conference committee and the final version signed by President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. into law.

“Enacting a new law to move the BSKE to a new date would still take quite a considerable time from now,” Garcia said.

As this developed, the socialist humanist Maharlika Solidarity (MASO) founded by a descendant of Lapu-Lapu appealed to the President to veto the bills hastily passed by the two houses of Congress.

It was learned that the ballot printing was supposed to start a week ago, but the Comelec and the National Printing Office (NPO) under Press Undersecretary Ed Cordevilla reportedly revised their memorandum of agreement to include an additional security feature on the ballots and the warehousing services.

Cordevilla could not be reached for comment as of this posting. (ai/mtvn)

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