Comelec printing of ballots for May polls hits snag

comelec printing of ballots for may polls hits snag

Sumary of Comelec printing of ballots for May polls hits snag:

  • THE Commission on Elections (Comelec) is ready to stop the ongoing printing of ballots for the coming polls if the Supreme Court would order it following the non-inclusion of at least three candidates who were declared as nuisance but were able to secure a temporary restraining order (TRO) from the high court.
  • The Comelec stands ready to abide by a lawful ruling of the SC,” said Comelec spokesman James Jimenez on Tuesday in a virtual press briefing, after he acknowledged that there were three candidates for senators who did not make it on the official ballot face released by the Commission.
  • Jimenez said that the aggrieved candidates may file a petition before the Supreme Court against the Comelec even as he stressed that the non-inclusion of said candidates in the ballot face was not a defiance of the TRO.
  • } The three candidates who were able to secure TROs against the Comelec were vice presidential candidate Wilson Amad, Senate hopeful Norman Marquez and party-list organization Juan-Pinagkaisang Ordinaryong Mamamayan Para Yumabong (Juan Pinoy).
  • The Comelec released on Tuesday the official ballot face which contains the names of the candidates vying for president, vice president, senator and party-list group.

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