The popular saying that ‘early birds catch the best worms’ was demonstrated yesterday when voters at several precincts in Electoral District 7 queued at voting centers as early as 6 a.m. to cast their ballots in the decisive runoff presidential election.
Although there were rumors outside polling centers of pre-marked ballots favoring a particular candidate, there was no evidence of that. Few party poll watchers contacted denied knowledge of pre-marked ballots, but said they would be more attentive and observant from then on.
Meanwhile, voting at centers in N. V. School, the Joint Security and Magistrate Court in the Township of West Point was brisk and relatively peaceful; so were polling centers at the former National Housing and Savings Bank at Waterside and centers in Cathedral High School.
“Christmas celebrations have just begun; the New Year is our Inauguration Day,” commented a voter.