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Comelec says that problems encountered in simulated polls will be resolved.

According to a Commission on Elections (Comelec) spokesperson, problems observed during the mock polls held in several sections of the country on Wednesday will be resolved.

Elaiza Sabile-David, director of the Comelec Education and Information Department (EID), said during a Laging Handa briefing on Thursday that the feeding of the ballot into the machine and long lines were among the problems highlighted during the activity.

“We saw that in regions where a large number of people voted, there were issues with ballot feeding and queuing.” So maybe it should be handled as well, because on election day, there will be more to it, and more people will participate,” she added.

Meanwhile, David expressed confidence that the Comelec will issue rules for next year’s elections in terms of health protocols.

“That is probably a system that should be enhanced, especially since we have to keep your distance, which was not mentioned in our election protocols in prior elections.” We took notice of that issue, and the Comelec will undoubtedly review it, and we will devise a policy or set of rules to address it,” she continued.

She also stated that the transmission result had no inconsistencies.

“So there is no disparity; the number of people who actually voted is 390, compared to the 400 we expected for the mock election.” “That 786 is the actual total number of registered voters in that clustered precinct,” she explained.

The mock elections were held in the provinces of Isabela, Albay, Negros Oriental, Leyte, Maguindanao, and Davao del Sur, as well as the towns of Pasay and Taguig and the municipality of Pateros.

Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez stated on Wednesday that the exercise, which was held in preparation for the May 2022 elections, was a success.

It recreated the entire election process, from voting to canvassing.

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