Bacolod poll officer ready for reshuffling

BACOLOD City – City Election Officer Mavil Sia is prepared should she be reassigned ahead of the upcoming May midterm elections.

Sia told reporters yesterday that the Commission on Elections (Comelec) central office will order reshuffling of election officers anytime in January, February or March.

This is “normal” of the Comelec, especially that the election period is looming, she added.

For her part, Sia said she is ready to be assigned in other Comelec offices in Negros Occidental.

Such reassignment is only temporary, she stressed, adding that after the election period, reassigned elections officers will be brought back to their original posts.

The election period will start Jan. 13 and end June 12.

Sia reminded the public of the gun ban that will prohibit carrying or transporting firearms, explosives or other deadly weapons during the election period.

Bacolod is not listed as an “election hotspot” even if there is an intense political rivalry in the city, said Sia.

This is because there had been no major election-related problems recorded in the capital, the Comelec official added.

Bacolod has 312,000 registered voters based on the updated record of Comelec.

Meanwhile, Sia will meet with Bacolod City Police Office director Senior Superintendent Francisco Ebreo today to talk about the Unity Walk to be held on Jan. 13.

Sia said she and Ebreo will also discuss matters regarding the City Joint Security Council./PN


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