Lockdowns should not affect the elections—Comelec

    Commission on Elections (Comelec) spokesperson James Jimenez said voters with Covid-19 will not be forced to take part in the 2022 national elections.

    MANILA — He said, “The granular lockdown concept should not be used to prevent people from voting or to force [a] failure of elections.”

    “The 2022 national and local elections won’t be postponed or canceled,” he tweeted.

    “There is no way of framing or asking that question that will make it reasonable or give you a different response.”

    Election lawyer Romulo Macalintal aired his concerns regarding the pandemic as a “big challenge” for the Comelec to ensure this will not be used as a tool by those in power.

    “The Comelec has complete control and supervision over the polls and all departments of the Government are under its control so there is no reason why Comelec should fear any such situation,” he said. (HMP/The MiNT)

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