Rno118303jan311996 qwhendoescorporateexistencebegin

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Unformatted text preview: . Direct its representative to investigate the case and immediately report the matter to the Commission Note: The right of a candidate to avail of this provision shall not be lost or affected by the fact that an election protest is subsequently filed by any of the candidates. 2. Note: The board of canvassers, notwithstanding the fact that not all the election returns have been received by it, may terminate the canvass and proclaim the candidates elected on the basis of the available election returns if the missing election returns will not affect the results of the election (Sec. 233, B.P. 881). Q: When the integrity of ballots is violated, what should the BoC do? A: 1. In case of material defects in the election returns ‐ If it should clearly appear that some requisites in form or data had been omitted in the election 3. In case the election returns appear to be tampered with or falsified ‐ If the election returns submitted to the board of canvassers appear to be tampered with, altered or falsified after they have left the hands of the board of election inspectors, or otherwise not authentic, or were prepared by the board of election inspectors under duress, force, intimidation, or prepared by persons other than the member of the board of election inspectors, the board of canvassers shall use the other copies of said election returns and, if necessary, the copy inside the ballot box which upon previous authority given by the Commission may be retrieved in accordance with Section 220 hereof (Sec. 235, B.P. 881 Omnibus Election Code). In case of discrepancies in the election return ‐ if it appears to the board of canvassers that there exists discrepancies in the other authentic copies of the election returns from a polling place or discrepancies in the votes of any candidate in words and figures in the same return, and in either case the difference affects the results of ACADEMICS CHAIR: LESTER JAY ALAN E. FLORES II U N I V E R S I T Y O F S A N T O T O M A S VICE CHAIRS FOR ACADEMICS: KAREN JOY G. SABUGO & JOHN HENRY C. MENDOZA Facultad de Derecho Civil VICE CHAIR FOR...
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