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Feb 10, 2012

The smooth flow of the election explained

Alberto August

With the upcoming dual elections less than twenty-five days away the logistical machinery, responsible for the smooth flow of the countrywide voting process come March seventh, is in motion.  Preparations by the Elections and Boundaries Department are currently underway to ensure that the transition between ballots for the General and Municipal Elections is effortless.  According to Alberto August, Chairman of the Elections and Boundaries Commission, public officers will work along with members of the department to execute both elections successfully.

Alberto August, Chairman, Elections & Boundaries Commission

“The Chief Elections Officer and the staff in the department, they are working like crazy to get this thing going on. The commission is confident that they will be able to pull it off. The department and the commission is presently employing almost all—I shouldn’t say almost all—but actually a large amount of public officers to conduct this elections because as you are aware, it is public officers who conduct thee elections.”

Isani Cayetano

“Logistically, how will this be done in terms of having both elections on the same day in terms of human resources?”

Alberto August

“Well what we are going to do is we are going to place of course most emphasis on the general elections. There will be two voting on that day. The voter goes in first and cast the general election ballot and afterwards those who participate in the municipal elections then go and get a second ballot to cast their vote on Election Day.”

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  1. sherilyn says:

    this is crazy.. vote twice…. why not use color code box and ballots and give the voter the two ballots at one time…. and have the list in columns that show the voter’s name and a tick to show the elections he can vote it.. general and or municipal.

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