Sunday, March 14, 2010

Comelec lists zombie voters at 700,000

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THERE are 704,542 voters with double or multiple registration records, according to the Commission on Elections (Comelec).

In an en banc resolution promulgated March 10, the Comelec revealed that its Information and Technology Department (ITD) used algorithmic matching managed to find hundreds of thousands of possible flying voters.

Comelec en banc said they have ordered the removal of the multiple registrations.

The Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV) has reported that they discovered some 40,000 multiple registrants in Davao City and Davao del Sur.

Archbishop emeritus Oscar Cruz of the Kontra-Daya group had said the voters’ list is padded by no less than five million.

The Board of Election Inspectors (BEIs) was directed by the en banc resolution not to allow these voters to vote in their respective precincts in May 10.

However, in accordance with the Comelec resolution last October, cases where registrations are found to be in different districts/cities/municipalities, the latest registration shall be retained.

"Accordingly, they shall be allowed to vote only in the district/city/municipality of their latest registration," the resolution said.

On the other hand, in cases where the multiple registrations are found to be within the same district/city/municipality, the original registration shall prevail. – Gerard Naval

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