Comelec expects more cases of vote-buying, overspending
MANILA -- The Commission on Elections (Comelec) expects more cases of vote-buying and overspending today, the last day of campaigning before Monday's barangay elections.
In an interview with ANC's "Dateline Philippines," Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez said candidates should submit their statements of contracts and expenditures to the poll body within 30 days from the end of the campaign period as basis for compliance with the P5 per voter limit for campaign spending.
Jimenez urged the public to report incidents of overspending to the poll body.
He said interest in the barangay elections is very high this year and they expect a 70 to 75 percent voter turnout, higher than the midterm elections.
Jimenez said they also expect manual elections on Monday to run faster but counting to be more of a challenge compared to automated polls.
Voters are advised to check their precinct assignments early.
They are expected to vote for one barangay chairman and seven barangay councilors in their respective precincts. -- ANC