by Kim Arveen Patria

As of 11:15 a.m., only 10 percent of the College of Mass Communication student population voted for the university student council elections, the College Student Electoral Board said.

Student records evaluator Ma. Theresa Cayron who mans the voting precinct said only 110 students voted at the CMC auditorium since the polls opened at 8:30 a.m. Cayron further stated that CMC has a total student population of 1,087.

UP Linux Users’ Group (UnPLUG), the group in charge of election computerization, said that except for 10-minute glitches due to problems with login sessions, polling has improved from last year.

“Last year, maraming beses na hindi maka-login o maka-logout ang mga voters, pero medyo naayos na namin yan ngayon,” Gerry Roxas of UnPLUG said.

Aside from CMC, the College of Social Sciences and Philosophy and College of Music also reported problems with the computerized system this morning. The College of Music reported a voters’ turnout of 7 percent as of 11 a.m.

Meanwhile, about 80 students have registered their votes for the mock presidential elections sponsored by the Journalism Department as part of CMC week.

With reports from Alexandra Francisco, Franz Jonathan de la Fuente and Aaron Caparaz


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