Comelec eyes fast transmission of poll results from Aklan’s remote barangays

According to the Commission on Elections, the satellite internet network is necessary for a fast transmission of May 13 poll results in far-flung villages of Antique. BOY RYAN ZABAL/AKEAN FORUM

KALIBO, Aklan – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is hoping for 96 to 97-percent transmission rate for this year’s midterm poll in the province’s far-flung villages.

Four voting centers in villages of Libacao with weak signal will be equipped with broadband global area network satellite systems for faster transmission of poll results.

According to Comelec, the satellite internet network will be necessary during the May 13 national and local elections in villages having a poor telecom signal.

Around 360,000 voters are expected to cast their votes in 560 clustered precincts in 17 municipalities in the province.

Kalibo has the highest number of registered voters followed by Malay and Ibajay. (With a report from Akean Forum/PN)


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