Comelec to impose stricter measures to lessen election-related problems

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THE Commission on Elections (Comelec) will implement stricter measures to ensure that there will be lesser problems related to the election.

Among these measures, the poll body pointed out, is to restrict all candidates’s watchers from entering the actual polling precinct or in areas reserved only for voters.

Also, the Comelec said they won’t be allowed to mingle or converse with voters even if they are acquaintances or relatives.

Armed individuals will not be allowed as well to enter school premises and other areas used for the elections.

Included are soldiers, police and other uniformed personnel, also barangay tanods and barangay officials and also the Sangguniang Kabataan.

Police personnel and other assigned law-enforcement authorities may only remain within 30 meters from the polling place if their presence will be requested by the Electoral Board to secure documents related to the elections.

Comelec Commissioner George Garcia had earlier urged voters not to bring their cellphones inside the poling center.

Instead, they can just bring a piece of paper that contains the names of the candidates they will vote for during the May 9 elections.

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