Comelec to print 85-M ballots for the Oct. 31 Barangay and SK polls

MANILA — Eighty-five million ballots will be printed for the Oct. 31 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) polls, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) said.

According to Comelec Spokesperson James Jimenez, of the total, 62 million ballots will be used for the village elections while 23 million will be for youth voters.

“We have a total of 85 million ballots to be printed — 62 million for Barangay elections and 23 million for SK,” he said.

Earlier, Commissioner Rowena Guanzon revealed that the approved budget for the printing of the ballots to be used in the manual polls in October is PHP297 million.

“Comelec has approved the budget for printing of 85 million ballots at a cost of PHP297 million,” she said in her Twitter account, @commrguanzon on Tuesday. PNA/ northboundasia.com