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Voting Waiting Time during election

Requested from PIA by J. Pajunar at 08:42 PM on May 09, 2022.
Purpose: For improvement
Date of Coverage: 05/09/2022 - 05/09/2022
Tracking no: #PIA-041993420812

Pajunar 08:42 PM, May 09, 2022

Hi! I would like to bring up the following concern:

This is an observation. There is only 1 voting machine for 4 precincts. Because of this, long file of voters can be seen and waited many hours to be able to cast their votes. One high school classmate of mine started at 10 AM but she only able to cast her votes almost 5 PM. It's more than 6 hours of waiting for her. It's getting worst compared to the previous elections in terms of voting waiting time for the voters to cast their votes.  It is hereby suggested that COMELEC shall set at least 1 voting machine for 2 precincts only. Thanks.

May 10, 2022

Dear Mr. Jaime,


Thank you for your request dated May 09, 2022 under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch.

Your request

You asked for Voting Waiting Time during election.

Response to your request

While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance your concern is not a valid request but an observation as you stated. However, you may wish to contact the Commission on Election regarding your observation. 

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Thank you.

Liberty Aragones
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