No need for generators at polling places — Comelec

Despite the looming power crisis, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Friday stressed it has no plans of purchasing or leasing generator sets for the polling places come election day.

In an interview with reporters, Comelec spokesman James Jimenez said that there is no need for the generators because voting on May 10 will run from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m. — which will presumably have ample light even without electricity.

“We do not expect that there should be a need for generator sets at the precinct level because in general, the precincts will be well-lit because of the sunlight. Most of the election will be under natural light,” Jimenez said.

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