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YEARENDER 2016

Comelec delivers quicker results, higher turnout in election year


The May 2016 national and local elections was deemed successful after setting "new records" on metrics, including fast transmission of results, higher voter turnout, and generally peaceful polls. It also set milestones, with initiatives aimed at making the voting process easier for the people.

It was not a smooth road for the poll body, however, with lost battles before the Supreme Court, conflict among its officials, and a seeming culture of distrust that lingers among some sectors. -graphics by Jessica Bartolome/NB, GMA News