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Comelec suspends April 10 absentee vote in Shanghai amid lockdown


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MANILA, Philippines — The Fee on Elections (Comelec) on Wednesday introduced it’s suspending the conduct of the April 10 absentee voting in Shanghai, China, amid the continued lockdown in the town.

Ballot physique Commissioner Marlon Casquejo stated the Comelec en banc authorized the decision holding off the voting in Shanghai which might have an effect on round 1,600 Filipino voters there.

“Recently, we approved in the en banc the suspension of voting, this coming April 10, for the post of Shanghai,” Cascuejo stated in a press briefing on the Comelec workplace in Manila.

“There is an indefinite lockdown in Shanghai. Once the lockdown is lifted, then we will proceed with the voting of Shanghai,” he added.

Cascuejo additionally stated abroad voting in Iraq, Algeria, Chad, Tunisia, Libya, Afghanistan, and Ukraine – which have a mixed voting inhabitants of 127 – would possible be suspended as effectively pending the results of the ballot physique’s validation if the voting posts in these areas have the capability to conduct the polls.

The Comelec official stated there are a complete of 1,697,215 registered Filipino voters dwelling abroad. Filipinos overseas may forged their votes on April 10, or one month forward of the Might 9 election in the Philippines.

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