BONTOC, Mountain Province – The Office of the Election Officer successfully conducted the Vote Counting Machine (VCM) Roadshow on March 14, 2022, at the Mayor’s Conference Hall of the Bontoc Municipal Capitol in preparation of the upcoming national and local elections.
According to Election Officer Atty. Joyce Marie Dango, a total of 43 individuals consisting of 27 employees of the municipal government and 16 representatives from the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) participated in the VCM Roadshow.
During the VCM Roadshow, Dango relayed that there were no mayor problems encountered as all the sample ballots were recognized by the VCM.
Nevertheless, the election officer advised the voters to prepare their list of candidates whom they will vote to avoid committing errors during the election day. She remarked that votes will not be counted in cases of over voting.
“When there is an overvote or when we have voted for more than the allowed number of seats for that position, no candidate for that position will be counted,” she said.
In cases of under voting, however, the votes will still be counted and the number of votes will reflect on the Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) which serves the voters’ receipt after casting their votes.
Dango also reminded the voters to adhere to health protocols and follow the proper shading of the ballots come election day.
Mayor Franklin Odsey extended his full support to the Commission on Elections and asked everyone for their cooperation in having a safe and fair election.
Bontoc currently has 17,135 registered voters.
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