Voting in Zamboanga del Norte delayed
MANILA -- Voting in some precincts in Brgy. Labakid, Sindangan, Zamboanga del Norte was not held on time due to a delay in distribution of ballot boxes and other election paraphernalia.
Some Board of Election tellers in Brgy. Labakid were waiting in their precincts as early as 3:00 in the morning Monday.
There was also a long line of voters leading to the precincts.
However, election tellers were only able to get ballot boxes and other election paraphernalia at around 9 a.m.
The Commission on Elections blame other Board of Election tellers for the delay in distribution.
Distribution of ballots and ballot boxes was completed at around 12 noon. It was only at that time that voters were allowed to enter their respective precincts to cast their votes.
Despite the 3 p.m. deadline on casting of votes, the Comelec allows an extension, provided that only those within a 30-meter radius of precincts were allowed to vote.