The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is set to send out vote counting machines (VCMs) and other election paraphernalia next weekend for the special polls in the 7th District of Cavite slated Feb. 25.
The 426 VCMs will be deployed on Feb. 18 and 19 while simultaneous final testing in all 75 voting centers will be on Feb. 19, Comelec chair George Garcia said.
The printing of 355,184 official ballots started on Jan. 11.
The special polls will be held in the municipalities of Amadeo, Indang and Tanza, and Trece Martires City to pick the districts congressman, a post vacated with the appointment of Jesus Crispin Remulla as Justice Secretary.
The four candidates are independents Jose Angelito Aguinaldo, Melencio De Sagun Jr. and Michael Angelo Santos, and the Justice chief’s son, Crispin Diego Remulla, of the National Unity Party.
Sagun was a former mayor of Trece Martires while the younger Remulla was elected last year as the 7th District Board member.