MANILA, Philippines – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Saturday said they have finished the count of abroad voters.
In a press briefing, Comelec Commissioner Arthur Lim said the majority of the declarations of campaign (COCs) have been sent to the National Board of Canvassers (NBOC).
“They (COCs) have been presented to the parties present, legal counsels, authorized representatives. Yan po ay nasuri nila, natingnan nila, kadalasan ay kinukunan pa nila ng picture at maayos po ang pagka-tally,” Lim said.
“Lahat po ng 58 na certificates of canvass mula sa 82 posts worldwide ng overseas voting ay nandirito na po,” he added.
The poll body will sum the total votes for each candidate which will be presented officially through a canvassing report prepared by the NBOC.
“I think by Monday at the latest you will have the formal canvassing report for the overseas vote,” Lim said.
The Comelec also reported that numerous Filipinos abroad cast their votes in favor of the 2016 surveys.
Aside from the voter turnout of OAVs, her notes posted online include unofficial tally of votes for Liberal Party’s Leni Robredo and Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos.
Guanzon emphasized that the OAV votes are subject to audit.