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Failure to vote: a first for me
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Last May 10, 2010, I voted for Manny Villar at Xavier School, Greenhills and took this photo with my Blackberry.

Election day

That same day, I hosted a Losers dinner party at home because most of my friends were either for Gibo or Villar.
This was the delicious lechon I served that day.

Cebu lechon

Many people came to the house to wait for the results. There were people in my living room, courtyard and roof deck.
One of my friends, Catherine Aquino, was there. She was the only one who voted for Noynoy.
All these people can attest that I voted last May 10, 2010.

On May 14, 2007, I also voted at Xavier School, Greenhills and took this picture.

Yes, I voted

Check out my ballot:

My ballot

As a believer of plastic surgery, I voted BANAT. I also voted Victor Wood, for old time’s sake (Photo: Manila Mommy)

victor wood

This year I was hoping to vote again in Greenhills, even though ABS-CBN’s Halalan app doubted that I could

Halalan app

I had to find out for myself.
So I left the house at 3 PM and made it to Xavier School with no traffic.
My name could not be found on the bulletin boards even as I double checked all the lists

Elections 2013

The following Zamoras, I found.

voter's listZamoras in voters' list
Zamoras in voters' list
Zamoras in voters' list
Zamoras in voters' list

But not me. So they wouldn’t let me vote.
On the way out I checked with these women who had another list—they found my name!

Elections 2013

One of the women, Memia, escorted me to a help desk inside the gym where they also found my name.

Elections 2013

But I still couldn’t vote. So one of the men at the help desk called up Comelec San Juan to ask why my name wasn’t showing in the my precint 0217A.
The Comelec people said my name wasn’t there because I didn’t vote in 2010! Which is ridiculous because I was there!! I swear to God, why would I take a picture and not vote?

Election day

All the guests in the Losers Party knew I voted for Villar!!
So yes, I am disappointed, though I know I’m not the only one. I feel sad for everyone who tried to vote but couldn’t.
Meanwhile, there are people who are registered and didn’t vote for whatever reason, and people who are dead and are still registered!
Missing one or two elections shouldn’t disqualify you from voting. What if you were sick or having chemo?
My husband hasn’t voted in the Netherlands for the last 10 years, yet he was still registered to vote this 2013!
So who the hell decides who can and who cannot vote in the Philippines and what will they do to fix it??

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beng

may bumili na ng boto mo.

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kay

I just read this post(hoped I read it earlier) I had the same experience. I wasn’t able to vote last Monday. It’s frustrating coz I filed a leave for that since I am working in a Korean company and we don’t follow Philippine Holiday. What is more frustrating is that I went to COMELEC in my municipality last Friday to do something about it. I went there with two intentions finally getting my Replacement Voter’s ID who I filed last 2010. I can’t understand when I voted last 2010 elections filed a lost Voter’s Id card and be DEACTIVATED. Anyway… Read more »

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Kate Lee

Does that mean your vote wasn’t actually counted because your name didn’t register on the machine?

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My whole family wasn’t on the list either!!!! And we were able to vote naman before. SO WEIRD!!!

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My mom wasn’t able to vote rin, and we found her name sa nueva Ecija. She has never been to Nueva Ecija. -____-

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The registration process in this country is a load of bull crap! They want to automate the election because it speeds up the counting process but they do not automate the registration process. Why not use the same system DFA uses. Make an appointment online for the registration. An option that they can use for people that works and sometimes has no time to register and does not want to queue on heated offices like theirs for a long time. I read that 75% only voted in this election. Probably one of the cause are these disenfranchised voters. Maybe if… Read more »

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IUTS

Its funny that just when they got electronic that’s when they lost so many voters. Garbage in, garbage out nga naman.

I was also disenfranchised for not voting last election. That was because their system was so crappy, with the lines soooo long that we were not able to make it into the door before closing time.

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Pauline Torralba

i find it odd that they didn’t let you vote. My uncle (from SJ as well) could not find his name on the list. He went to a different desk and found his name and they allowed him to vote

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Same here Miss C its says im not registered eventhough i voted the past 2 consecutive elections and also 4 in the family wasnt able to vote….where did our votes go?

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scary.

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Oh no! You always vote!!:/ How annoying!
*PS. I’m still in love with your 2007 bayong bag. So nice!!

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Dinna Vasquez

This is so sad. I would be very upset if this happened to me. But on a lighter note, Victor Wood? The year 2007 was the year that I met you in person. I remember the bag (see picture).

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My husband even took the time to queue (a very very long and hot queue) at city hall many years ago but wasted the whole day because his name never appeared in the voter’s list.

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Ya i got disenfranchised din…. but i voted naman on the last 2 elections. So when I checked in the app you suggested I saw inactive…. did not go na….

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Ako din disenfranchised so funny i even filed for the gubernatorial race 2010 but backed out

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Guest

Well, you share the same experience with the President’s very own spokesperson, Abigail Valte, who got disenfranchised herself. 🙁

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CVS Reply:

ok that makes me feel better

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PJ Reyes Reply:

Even James Jimenez of Comelec wasn’t able to vote coz he wasn’t registered.

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CVS Reply:

nice one >.<

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fam1011

On a personal level, you have confirmation that the 2010 elections was fraudulent since it can be assumed that your votes in the 2010 presidential election were not counted.

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This might be the suspicious cynic in me, but something tells me they “skipped over” your 2010 vote. Grrr…

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My goodness, why were you not allowed to vote?! That’s really stupid ha.

By the way,same tayo ng party list yay!!!

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CVS Reply:

haha! why did you vote BANAT?

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Angela G. Magpayo Reply:

No!!! A Teacher hahahaha!!! Parang I read it sa isa mong post hahahahaha 😀

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