City election office advises voters to properly follow shading ballots on Election Day

City election office advises voters to properly follow shading ballots on Election Day

CAUAYAN CITY — The Cauayan City Election Office has shared a precious advise to city voters to be careful and properly shade the ballots to be used during the May 9, 2016 elections to ensure that their votes will surely be counted.

City Election Officer Efigenia Marquez said improper shading in the ballot may result to possible non-reading or non-counting of votes cast by voters.

Marquez said voters should properly shade the oblong choices before the names of the candidates to ensure that it will be counted by the vote counting machine.

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) will be using vote counting machines on the May 9, 2016 polls where votes will be counted and electronically transferred by the machine.

Voters should ensure that the ballots intended for them are clean and properly shaded in order that there will be no problem when entered into the VCM.

“When there are unnecessary markings made in the ballot, the VCM will reject it,” Marquez said.

The poll official made a voters education campaign last week to ensure that all votes that will be cast will be counted by the machine.

The voters education was attended by village leaders, non-government organizations and other sectors in the city. PNA/northboundasia.com