BACOLOD CITY, May 10 (PNA) — After months of training, the teachers serving as Board of Election Inspectors in this city are now fully ready for automated election on May 13.
“We are now all set for the election,” declared Principal Jose Donnie Sajonia after the successful testing and sealing of Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) machines in Andres Bonifacio Elementary School I here Friday.
Sajonia said they already placed a map locator in the entrance of the school to guide voters which room to vote during the actual election two days from now.
As to the condition of the school, Sajonia said chairs and tables in every clustered precinct have been set up.
The lightings and other electrical requirements have already been installed and inspected by the city engineers.
Sajonia said they do not have generator sets but their BEIs brought with them some emergency lights in case of brownouts.
Bacolod City has a total 511,820 registered voters.
Of which, 8,845 will vote in 13 clustered precincts located in Andres Bonifacio Elementary School I.
The voters the school will accommodate are residents of Barangays 4 (1,552 voters), 5 (448 voters), 6 (1,974 voters), 7 (2,282 voters), 8 (1,739 voters), and 9 (850 voters).
To avoid inconvenience, Sajonia advised the voters to vote early. Voting time, according to Commission on Elections’ guidelines, will start from 7:00 am until 7:00 pm only.
But if there will still be voters within 30-meter radius of the polling center after the said time frame, Comelec said they will allow them to vote. (PNA)