Elections in Negros Occ. peaceful – poll body

BACOLOD City – The barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections in Negros Occidental on May 14, 2018, was held peacefully, according to Commission on Elections (Comelec) Provincial Elections Supervisor Atty. Jessie Suarez.

In an interview, Suarez said the only issues they encountered are voters who cannot find their names in the Comelec list.

Suarez said the names of the voters are there, and most of the voters only remembered the classrooms where they voted in the previous polls, instead of the precinct numbers.

Reports also indicated that elections in Barangay Tan-awan, Kabankalan City also pushed through despite clashes between the Philippine Army and the New People’s Army (NPA) a few days before.

However, the area was put on “orange status” and additional troops and police were posted in the area for security.

Elections at the Talisay City Elementary School also went ahead without a hitch, even though a fire incident occurred in the area late Sunday evening.

Polls were also held peacefully in Bacolod City, with some barangays estimated to have 85 to 100 percent voter turnout.

A lot of voters also showed up early in their polling precincts, although Comelec also received problems of voters unable to find their names.

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