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Saudi absentee voting delayed

The delivery of ballot boxes in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia was delayed anew, prompting the Commission on Election to extend  the voting hours to make up for lost time. Comelec chairman Sixto Brillantes said the automated voting in Jeddah should have started on April 13 but it was postponed and reset to April 15 due to problems encountered at the Customs department in Saudi. He added the commission en banc decided to add one or two more voting hours. He said he was told by Elias Yusoph, the poll commissioner tasked to supervise the OAV in Saudi Arabia, that “there was a problem in the movement of the ballot boxes.” Comelec is also conducting poll automation in six other selected countries —Hong, Kong, Singapore, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait, Dubai, and Riyadh—for overseas Filipino voters.
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