Overseas voter turnout low

uomo cerca trans Messina Blame it on the postal services.

uomo cerca donna Marsala The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Saturday announced that of the more than 1.3 million registered overseas Filipino workers, only 432,706 participated in the month-long overseas absentee voting (OAV).

uomo cerca donna Brescia Comelec Commissioner Arthur Lim, the commissioner in charge of the OAV,  said one of the factors for the low voter turnout was the inefficiency of the postal system in other countries.

donna cerca uomo Bagheria Despite the low turnout, Lim said the figure was still “satisfactory” and they were happy with the outcome of the elections.

There were three methods of voting in the OAV—manual personal voting, automated personal voting and postal voting.

Lim said they sent through air mail official ballots to around 30,000 registered voters all over the world, particularly in areas where there were small concentrations of Filipinos.

He, however, said many of the voters did not receive the mailed ballots.

“When we traced them, we were told they were ‘being delivered,’” said Lim. “Mostly kasi electronic mail na ang gamit.”

Source: Philippine Daily Inquirer 


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