Davao Girds for Village Elections

Subscribe Now September 09, 2010 at 11:21pm

At least 24,000 registered voters are expected to exercise their right of suffrage as the local poll body gears up for manual count, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) in this city said Thursday.

Lawyer Danilo A. Cullo, acting election officer of the first district and chairman of the city board of canvassers, said they expect a longer voting period unlike the recent national elections. The upcoming village and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections will take place on Oct. 25.

The poll body is urging elected officials not to involve themselves in the campaign activities of those running for village chiefs and SK leaders. Aspiring candidates, meanwhile, may file their candidacy starting Oct. 1 until Oct. 13, Cullo said.

Just like in the national elections, firearms and deadly weapons would be banned during the 45-day campaign period, as well as the use of security escorts. The campaign period for the Barangay and SK polls, meanwhile, will start Oct. 14 and will run until Oct. 23.

Meanwhile, Comelec en banc has ordered Comelec-Davao City to submit the 1,172 ballot boxes to Manila on Friday to shed light on defeated mayoral candidate Prospero C. Nograles’ election protest. Former House Speaker Nograles ran against newly-elected Mayor Sara Z. Duterte-Carpio.

Source: mb.com.ph

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