The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has reset the start of the printing of the official ballots for the May 9, 2022 national and local elections on Thursday due to various technical factors.
Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez said the start of the printing has been rescheduled from Wednesday to Thursday. “Tentative start of ballot printing is tomorrow, January 20, 2022,” he said.
Jimenez assured, however, that the rescheduling won’t affect the preparations for this year’s polls. “The committee assures the public that this later start will not negatively impact the Comelec’s preparations for the elections,” he added.
The Comelec will print a total of 67,442,714 ballots for the upcoming May elections, 1,697,292 of which will be for overseas voting while the 65,745,512 ballots will be for domestic use.