MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/13 May) – A total of 122 detainees cast their vote at the Malaybalay City Jail in Monday’s midterm elections through a special voting system designed for persons deprived of liberty.
The exercise ran from 7-10:42 a.m. inside the multi-purpose hall of the facility that was transformed into a polling precinct, Jail Officer 1 Glenly Love Joyme L. Domingo, community relations services officer of Malaybalay City Jail said.
The detainees were only allowed to vote for senators and party-list.
Detainees who have not been convicted with final judgment may exercise their right to suffrage.
“It is our duty to ensure that the right to vote of our hosted PDL is realized. It forms part of their continuing rehabilitation and development,” Jail Senior Inspector Shodji Labis, city jail warden, said.
The inmates who voted were those who registered during the special satellite registration for detainee voters conducted inside the facility on August 9, 2018.
Their ballots will be transported to their respective mother precincts to be fed into the vote counting machines. (MindaNews)