With less than 20 days before the May 9 polls, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) in partnership with SM Supermalls held mock elections and a demonstration of vote-counting machines (VCM) at SM Malls in Marilao, Baliwag, Pulilan, and San Jose Del Monte.
Ensuring data privacy, a first-time voter at SM City Marilao feeds his covered mock ballot at the vote-counting machine or VCM during the “Let Vote Pinas” initiative at the mall. Prenza public school teachers, who will serve as Electoral Board Members on May 9, were also present to assist and facilitate the mock elections in the mall. – Jun David
The initiative is part of the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) signed by the Comelec and SM Supermalls for the voters’ education program or “Let’s Vote Pinas.”Shoppers participate in the Vote Pinas: A Vote counting machine demo and experience at SM City Baliwag that aims to educate and familiarize voters on the usage of VCM for the upcoming National Elections on May 9, 2022. Jun David
This initiative hopes to lessen the errors the voters usually commit on Election Day, like shading the ovals, handling the ballots, and feeding the ballots into the vote-counting machines.
At least 800 mock ballots are allocated per day at SM Malls in Marilao, Baliwag, Pulilan, and San Jose Del Monte.
“Let’s Vote Pinas” will run until April 24.