April 26, 2016, 12:16a.m. – THE UST Central Commission on Elections (Comelec) again postponed the announcement of the results of the Central Student Council (CSC) elections on Monday, saying all parties involved still needed to meet.

The Central Comelec released a statement following the call of the Central Board, the legislative body of the CSC composed of local council presidents, on Sunday to declare a failure of elections over supposed technical glitches and security issues in the electronic voting system.

The Central Comelec said it had met with the Central Board to discuss ways to address the delay in the announcement of the election results.

“Rest assured that all measures to protect the integrity of the ballot are being taken and that we are already coordinating the (sic) concerned offices regarding the matter,” the statement of the Central Comelec read.

Article II, Sec. H of the UST Students’ Election Code of 2011 states that the Central Comelec has 15 school days from the date of the elections to proclaim the winners.

The University-wide elections began at the Ecclesiastical Faculties and the College of Commerce and Business Administration last April 14, while the rest of the colleges and faculties started voting on April 18. Voting ended last April 22. Kathryn Jedi V. Baylon


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