Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Canvassing delayed

Comelec canvassing was delayed because some of the places still need to hold special elections.

COMELEC Commissioner Rene Sarmiento said the poll body expects to complete the canvassing by the first week of June, as it still has to hold special elections in the towns of Bayang, Lumbatan, Madalum, Binidayan, Puales, Sultan Dumalondong, Lumba-Bayabao, Maui, Kapai, Lumbayanague, Butig, Maruging and Kapatagan, all in Lanao del Sur, on May 26.

The COMELEC had originally planned to hold the special elections in Lanao del Sur on May 25, which is a Friday, a prayer day for Muslims. It was rescheduled for the following day.

The COMELEC estimates some 100,000 votes to be cast in this province, enough to affect the bottom rungs of the 12 winning senators.

more about that story here http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/storypage.aspx?StoryId=77979

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