No failure of village polls in all Marawi precincts: Comelec

MANILA � The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Saturday reported that all 177 clustered precincts in Marawi City for the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections (BSKE) have opened and closed on time.

Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez said all polling precincts in the war-torn city have functioned.

All polling precincts in #BSKE2018 in Marawi opened and closed on time, with 177 out of 177 clustered precincts reporting successful closing of the polls, as of 3:40 PM. #ZeroFailures, Jimenez said in a statement Saturday evening.

Jimenez earlier said that elections are proceeding smoothly and polling precincts have opened on time.

He also said that no untoward incidents have been reported, as of Saturday noon.

As of 11:30 today, field reports from COMELEC officials currently in Marawi City, directly supervising the conduct of the #2018BSKE in Marawi, indicate that all polling precints opened all time and the elections are proceeding smoothly with no untoward incidents, Jimenez said in an earlier statement.

No turn-out data is available at this time, however anecdotal reports indicate healthy voter turn outs, he added.

Only one teacher in Barangay Paridi failed to report for duty on Election Day.

A trained member of the PNP substituted and the precinct opened for polls on time, Jimenez added.

There are a total of 50,893 registered voters for the barangay polls while a total of 25,491 are eligible to participate in the SK elections in Marawi.

Regular voters elected one barangay chairman and seven barangay kagawads while youth voters picked one SK chairman and seven SK kagawads. (PNA)

Source: Philippine News Agency

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