Excess ballot box found in Cebu precinct to be used for the canvassing of the votes

  • An extra ballot box was discovered hidden underneath a table at a precinct in Lapu Lapu City, Cebu
  • A supporter of a candidate running for brgy. Captain discovered the excess box
  • Lenie Mendoza, chairman of the board of canvassers, explained that it would be used for canvassing of votes

On May 14, Monday, an extra ballot box was found under the table of a classroom precinct in Punta Engaño Elementary School, Barangay Punta Engaño, Lapu-Lapu City.

As per a story by Cebu Daily News, concerned voters questioned the existence of the excess ballot box.

A certain voter named Milagros Flores, supporter of brgy. captain candidate, Diosaminda Hayashi, reportedly discovered the extra ballot box in cluster precinct no. 442.

According to Lenie Mendoza, chairperson of the board of canvassers in the area, the ballot box underneath the precinct table would be used for the canvassing of the votes.

She added that they hid the extra box in order to secure it.

A poll watcher for Crisanto Estardo named Jolina Antatico said that they were given the same information before the election.