Got up early around 6am, hit the shower, and bring along my 72 year old mother to the elementary school. The purpose is get at the polling precint early to avoid the rush and scorching summer heat and to experience the first automated election in the Philippines.
We were surprise that people names were not alphabetically arrange anymore, instead (i think)its by the street or address of the person. So we were amaze to see all our neighbors compounded in one polling station. Its only past 7am and yet we got numbers (#130 and #132)for the line -whoahh!!! its due to the volume of voters, who just like us wants to accomplish voting as early as possible.
We’re headed home at exactly 10am, more than 2 hours of waiting and lining-up. so far all went smoothly. The PCOS machine served its purpose, no brownouts, no unusual incident except to an unknown woman who collapse and need to be carried by a stretcher to a nearby first-aid station.