Lack of space prompts COMELEC, NPO to move 1M ballots to Philpost
The Commission on Elections (COMELEC) stated that a million ballots have been moved to the Foreign Service Mail Distribution Center (FSMDC) of the Philippine Postal Corporation (Philpost) in Manila after the National Printing Office (NPO) in Quezon City ran out of space, GMANews.TV reports.
COMELEC Commissioner Gregorio Larrazabal explained to reporters that 1,528 ballot packs–containing a million ballots for Leyte–made up the first batch to be transferred because it was the latest printed. The move, Larrazabal added, made for easier access from the limited storage space at the NPO.
Larrazabal pointed out that the political parties were notified about the transfer. The said parties will probably continue to get such notices. Consider the fact that only 27 million of the more than 50 million ballots needed have been produced. Thus, Larrazabal said that they plan to move the ballots for Romblon and Quezon next, presumably also to the FSMDC.
At this point, the whole country is wondering what sort of glitch the COMELEC will encounter next.