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Comelec claims 1st day of overseas absentee voting went well


The first day of the overseas absentee voting (OAV) for the midterm elections went well, with the Commission on Elections not receiving reports of any hitch or untoward incident. Comelec officials also expect more Filipinos in Hong Kong and Singapore to take advantage of the weekend to cast their votes, radio dzBB reported Sunday. No report of problems involving the Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) machines was received by the Comelec at least for the first day, the dzBB report added. In Hong Kong, meanwhile, Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr. said the first day of OAV went smoothly. Brillantes supervised the OAV procedures in Hong Kong on Saturday. However, a report on Bombo Radyo quoted him as saying there were minor problems such as a limited supply of indelible ink. — LBG, GMA News