Paper jam causes delay in voting in some parts of Cebu  

By: Gresheen Gift Libby May 13,2019 - 09:14 AM

VCM experiences paper jam in Lapu-Lapu

LOOK: A member of the electoral board shakes a vote counting machine (VCM) in cluster 162 at the Abuno Elementary School in Barangay Pajac, Lapu-Lapu City after the machine experienced paper jam. | Futch Anthony Inso #CDNDigital #CebuElections2019

Posted by CDN Digital on Sunday, May 12, 2019


CEBU City, Philippines — Long lines mark the first two hours of elections on the morning of May 13, 2019, due to paper jams, delaying the voting process in precincts around the province.

But according to lawyer Jerome Brillantes, the Provincial Election Supervisor, there is nothing to worry about. 

“The paper jams can be adjusted by putting a cleaning sheet through the machine and it will function again,” he said. 

Read more: VRV system ‘fails’ in San Fernando, causes delay

Aside from paper jams, another issue that delayed the voting process is the “failure” of the Voter Registration Verification Machine.

The Provincial Comelec, however, cannot give an exact number yet of voting precincts that are having trouble with their VRVMs. 

There are a total number of 3,716 voting precincts around the city and in the province. 

The midterm elections in the province officially started at 6 a.m., and will end at 6 p.m. /bmjo

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