Zambo election ballots checked

THE City Treasurer's Office (CTO) inspected Monday the election materials for the special election for village officials in Zamboanga City set on November 25.

The election paraphernalia arrived in their office last Friday from the Commission on Elections (Comelec)-Central Office in Manila.

Noel Angeles, of the CTO, said they have received 36 bundles of 213,265 official ballots for the first district and 34 bundles of 199,396 ballots for the second district.

Angeles said they also received 605 sets of election returns for the first district and 578 sets for the second district.

The paraphernalia will be distributed on November 23 to the Board of Election Inspectors assigned in the far-flung villages and on November 24 for those assigned in the villages within the seven kilometer radius of this city.

Zamboanga City has 98 villages, 37 of which are in the first district while 61 are in the second district.

A total of 289 candidates are vying for the position of village chairmen and 2,640 for councilmen.

The Comelec has postponed the village election in the city due to the standoff between the government and a faction of the Moro National Liberation Front rebels last September 9.
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