VOTERS WELCOME MALL VOTING PROPOSAL– COMELEC

VOTERS WELCOME MALL VOTING PROPOSAL– COMELEC

SANTIAGO CITY, Isabela – – Voters from the village of Mabini in this city are amenable to the proposal to hold elections in malls.

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) – Santiago City conducted a public consultation on this issue last February 3 at the Robinsons mall here.

Jenny Mae Vallejo, city election officer, said voters from the four clustered precincts here were amenable with the proposal since it was convenient compared when elections were done in public schools.

Josie Balbuena, a voter, said the Comelec proposal was a good one since they would not be inconvenienced by the hot weather and also have the chance to roam the mall after voting.

Comelec proposed mall voting to help senior citizens and persons with disabilities (PWDs).

Robinsons Mall – Santiago City operations manager Margarita Buminaang said the mall was ready to accommodate voters during the May 9, 2016 elections since it was part of its social responsibility program but this was only for voters from the village of Mabini. PNA/northboundasia.com