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PIA Press Release
2010/05/17

No schedule yet for special elections in Lanao Sur - Comelec

by Apipa P. Bagumbaran

Islamic City of Marawi (17 May) -- The Commission on Elections (COMELEC) here in Lanao del Sur disclosed that no final date was set for the conduct of special elections in some part of the province.

Acting Provincial Election Supervisor Atty Josllyn Demesa said that they are waiting for the instructions from their head office on the date of special elections in the province.

As of yesterday, we have canvassed 70% and hopefully we will be done canvassing today the returns from the municipalities which functioned, Demesa said.

After this, we will probably suspend and wait until there will be elections in the municipalities where there was failure of elections, she added.

Earlier, the Provincial COMELEC reported that there was failure of elections in seven (7) towns and twenty three (23) barangays in Lanao del Sur.

These towns are Lumba-Bayabao and Masiu in the first district as well as Tubaran, Bayang, Sultan Dumalondong, Marogong, and Lumbaca-Unayan in the second district.

On the other hand, 10 barangays in Kapai, five (5) in Calanogas, two (2) in Tugaya, four (4) in Ganassi, and two (2) in Marantao did not functioned.

The acting PES said that failure in one (1) town was due to malfunction of the precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machine and compact flash cards (CFCs) while the other six (6) towns have no election officers (EOs) and board of election inspectors (BEIs).

Demesa further revealed that the total registered voters for the seven towns is 68,687 while the 23 barangays has 9,303 registered voters. (PIA-Marawi) [top]

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