THE plebiscite for the potential division of Palawan into three separate provinces could be determined even with just a few of its locals casting their voters, based on the Fee on Elections.
Comelec Commissioner Antonio Kho stated on Monday the result of the plebiscite shall be determined by nearly all of the votes solid fairly than a sure threshold.
Nonetheless, he stated they’ll attempt to make it possible for many of the 490,639 registered voters in Palawan will have the ability to take part within the plebiscite to verify its consequence will replicate the choice of most Palaweños.
“We can’t actually decide at this time limit if there shall be excessive voter turnout as this would be the first time we shall be holding an electoral train with a public well being emergency. However we hope and we encourage voters to have a excessive turnout,” Kho stated in a current on-line discussion board.
Preparations by the ballot physique for the plebiscite slated on March 13, 2021 is now ongoing.
Final Thursday, Comelec began the data marketing campaign for the plebiscite, by way of on-line, televised, or radio-aired messages working till March 11, 2021.
Comelec additionally ended on Monday the accreditation for international and home observers, who shall be monitoring the conduct of the plebiscite.
These accredited shall be given passes granting them entry and different privileges referring to the conduct of the plebiscite.
“The passes could also be confiscated and the accreditation revoked for violation of the rules of the accreditation,” Comelec stated in a press release.
The result of the plebiscite will decide if Republic Act 11259 or the Act Dividing the Province of Palawan into three provinces—Palawan del Norte, Palawan Oriental, and Palawan del Sur—shall be ratified or not.