Election nightmare!

@laniekins (4585)
Philippines
May 12, 2010 4:33am CST
Hi my fellow mylotters, as we now the Philippines just had a National Election last Monday, May 10, 2010. I arrived at the precinct around 10:30 am, after verifying my name and precinct no./cluster no. I checked my name first and rush in line. Thank god it was covered court but still the temperature is hot and I am way far from the chair. My body is aching from long standing and I am so hungry. The voting process was smooth and fast, at last I am finished from voting dilemma at 2 pm. I realized I was on queue for 3 1/2 hrs. What about you? Do you want to share your voting nightmare experience?
4 responses
• Philippines
12 May 10
With the heat and long queues, I just went home and forgot about voting. Not mentioning that I have work that day. The transition from manual to automatic polling, millions of registered voters were not able to vote for their preferred candidates. That millions could have made a difference with the election results.
@laniekins (4585)
• Philippines
12 May 10
I guess the problem is not the machine or automatic voting system but the coordinator or the people behind the precinct. They don't have a system and they were not coordinated. Even the list of names were not properly arranged.
• Philippines
12 May 10
In my opinion, the switch to automatic voting was rushed, thus the unorganized/uncoordinated poll.
@donsky14 (5964)
• Philippines
12 May 10
I really didn't vote...cause I'm pregnant and in my 9th month already. I can't really stand the heat and standing for a long time. But for my sister-in-law, she went there around 8AM and was able to go home at 6PM. Now that's horrible.
@laniekins (4585)
• Philippines
12 May 10
Oh my that was worse! How come she waited that long? My sister's name was erased on the list. She only missed one election.
@donsky14 (5964)
• Philippines
12 May 10
It was actually in the province part so it kinda took some time to replace the PCOS machine.
@nangisha (3504)
• Indonesia
12 May 10
Hello my friend!. Every election here I will go there on last moment so I don't have to wait in line like you. I usually not waiting anyone in that hour I can go straight make my vote. Its will only take few less than 15 minute to finish.
@laniekins (4585)
• Philippines
13 May 10
That was my plan but my brother text me that the line was long and I have to queue to vote. I hated to wake in the morning and go there, it was so hot and I only took small breakfast.
@mspitot (3834)
• Philippines
12 May 10
i actually was busy last election. many people experienced that same thing with your experience. that happened because of the clustering of the precincts. some have less than a thousand voters per precinct. the BEIs were so busy accommodating the voters that they didn't even have time to eat their meals on time. inspite of those problems, i'm happy that it went good. people are cooperative in our precinct even though they had to stand sweating because of the hot weather for a long time.