Comelec taps 'wisdom of crowds' on voting in malls

Posted at Jul 21 2015 05:24 PM | Updated as of Jul 22 2015 02:04 AM

MANILA - The Commission on Elections is crowdsourcing opinions on holding elections in malls.

This comes amid the high turnout in the voters' registration and data validation done in malls in recent weeks.

Comelec Chairman Andy Bautista said they will conduct an online survey to find out what voters think about having additional polling precincts in malls. That's on top of a technical working group that is already looking into calls for voting in malls.

"We would like the public to also participate in this regard. We want them to let their thoughts be known...We want to know what the public, and specifically what the voters think about this novel idea of having elections being held in the various malls all over the country," he said.

ANC, July 21, 2015