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Negros Occidental governor prefers extended voting hours

NEGROS Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson prefers longer or extended voting hours than mail-in voting to be adopted in the country.

Lacson made the stand after proposals came out amid the Covid-19 pandemic where physical and social distancing will be strictly imposed to avoid the spread of the virus.

"It is more expensive but if the pandemic is not yet controlled during the elections longer hours of voting of up to two to three days is being considered to minimize the electorate at any given time," Lacson said.

Comelec Spokesperson James Jimenez has revealed that their office is leaning towards having longer voting hours and smaller precinct sizes in the upcoming 2022 elections amid the continuing threat of the Covid-19 pandemic.

There were also proposals that mail-in voting like in the US elections could also be considered in the country.


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