THERE will be no drug test required for candidates running in the coming back-to-manual Sangguniang Kabataan ang barangay elections on October 25, said Bohol Provincial Election Supervisor Atty. Eliseo Labaria.
The Comelec provincial boss issued the statement in an interview since no Comelec policy requiring candidates for drug test in the conduct of the elections and filing of the certificate of candidacy starting October 1, 2010.
The Comelec will conduct the said elections back to manual or no more use of poll count optic scan (PCOS) machines.
Atty. Labaria said that the Comelec has re-clustered the precinct composition of voters, reducing the number of voters to some 500 in 2 or 3 clustered precincts from a thousand lumping five precincts during the May 10, 2010 elections.
Consequently, canvassing of votes cast after the elections will be done in old-fashion way – manually, using the ballot boxes. (PIA)