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Overseas ballots from US and Caribbean all in

/ 02:09 AM May 14, 2016
WDC PE SBOC with Amb Cuisia after closing of CCS on 11 May 2016

The Special Board of Canvassers (SBOC) led by Minister Patrick Chuasoto (3rd from right) with Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. after the closing of the CCS on May 11, 2016. CONTRIBUTED

WASHINGTON, DC — The Certificate of Canvass accounting for 49,671 votes from the 209 clustered precincts in the United States of America and Caribbean island-nations was transmitted to the National Board of Canvassers in the Philippines two days after voting closed on May 9.

More Filipino voters in the US and the Caribbean cast their ballots this year than in 2010 and 2013. Overseas voting reached a historic high with the registration of more than 1.3 million overseas Filipino voters this election period.

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WDC PE SBOC closes CCS on 11 May 2016

​Washington DC’s Special Board of Canvassers (SBOC) shuts down the Canvassing and Consolidation System (CCS) for the United States and the Caribbean on May 11, 2016. CONTRIBUTED

“The vibrancy and maturity of our democratic system were reaffirmed by this election, which, by all accounts, was generally peaceful, orderly and fair,” stated Ambassador to the US Jose Luis Cuisia Jr.

“We offer our best wishes to the newly elected government leaders with the hope that our country continues its march towards progress that will benefit all Filipinos,” he added.

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Cuisia also thanked Philippine diplomatic and Comelec personnel for their efforts to ensure a smooth and honest overseas voting process.

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TAGS: Certificate of Canvass, Commission on Elections, Filipino overseas voters US and Caribbean, National Board of Canvassers in the Philippines, overseas absentee voting Philippines, Philippine elections 2016, Special Board of Canvassers (SBOC), System (CCS)
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