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06/05/2016: OVSF Bulletin No. 9 / 2016 - Ballots received through mail on May, 9 2016

Notice to the Voters

Bulletin No. 9 / 2016

The Commission on Elections’ Office  for Overseas Voting  (OFOV) in accordance with  Commission’s En Banc meeting of May 3, 2016 has issued guidelines on the counting and/or feeding of ballots received through mail on May, 9 2016, the end of the overseas voting period.
The guidelines state :
  • Ballots received by Posts in the American and European Region  on May 9, 2016 during the batch feeding and before 12:00 noon local time shall be considered valid and included in the counting of votes.
  • The Special Board of Election Inspectors may adjourn or suspend the counting or batch feeding of ballots until 12:00 noon of May 9, 2016 to wait for the delivery of the mailed ballots to be included in the counting or batch feeding
  • Close Voting procedures shall be undertaken only after all the ballots delivered through mail on or before 12:00 noon of May 9, 2016 shall have been counted or batch fed to the VCM.
  • Personal voting will strictly observe the Close of Voting on Monday, May 9, 2016, 2:00 o’clock a,m (San Francisco time ) or  5:00 o;clock p.m., Monday, May 9, 2016 (Philippine time).
  • No Walk-in voters shall be allowed to personally cast or deliver their ballots after the close of voting hours at  2:00 a.m. of Monday, May 9, 2016 ( 5:00 o’clock in the afternoon, Philippine time)
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