Halalan 2022 overseas absentee voting sa northeast US ‘di pa umaarangkada

Halalan 2022 overseas absentee voting sa northeast US ‘di pa umaarangkada

April 11, 2022 @ 9:42 AM 3 months ago


NEW YORK – Libo-libong mga Pilipinong botante sa northeast US ang hindi pa rin nakaboboto nitong Linggo, sa unang araw ng overseas absentee voting (OAV) para sa Halalan 2022.

Ito ay dahil sa pagkaantala sa pagdating ng vote counting machines, official ballots at election paraphernalia na gagamitin ng Philippine Consulate General sa New York para sa OAV.

Ang mga apektadong rehistradong Pilipinong mga botante ay mula sa mga sumusunod na lugar:

  • New York;

  • New Jersey;

  • Boston, Massachusetts;

  • Connecticut;

  • Pennsylvania;

  • Main;

  • Vermont;

  • Rhode Island;

  • New Hampshire;

  • Delaware; at

  • Maryland.

Ilang miyembro ng Filipino-American community maging mga militanteng grupo ang nagpahayag ng pagkadismaya sa pagkaantala sa OAV.

Sa isang liham, nanawagan sila para sa paliwanag ukol sa nasabing pagkaantala:

“As Filipino citizens and members of the Filipino-American community, we are outraged by the Philippine Consulate General New York’s public advisory regarding delays in the transport of election materials for the 2022 Philippine National Elections and the general lack of timely information on the voting process. We consider this unacceptable, as it has the effect of disenfranchising voters in the Northeastern United States. It also raises reasonable concerns that the COMELEC and the Philippine Consulate in New York might be intentionally and purposefully denying our constitutionally protected right to vote in this year’s elections,” saad sa liham.

“We demand an explanation for the delay and lack of transparency from the Philippine Consulate and the Commission on Elections,” giit pa sa liham. RNT/SA