Update 1:53 am: There’s been a change to the way they count the ballots. Instead of hamlet by hamlet in Koror, as has been the common practice from the past, they will count all votes at once and announced results one time for all of Koror. Similar counting process will be conducted in Airai.
It’s going to be a long night. Joe Aitaro doing live reporting for OTV at Ngarachamayong Cultural Center, where the tabulation is taking place, just came in few minutes ago saying there are issues, which are bogging down the counting of ballots. He is reporting that there are ballots that failed to be read by the electronic ballot counter because they were lightly shaded, and therefore had to be darkened before machine-read again. An election official is to darken the verified oval openly in front of the individual candidates’ poll watchers.
Guest Editorial, Tia Belau, July 24, 2012 —-
There are rules.
As we enter the 2012 election season, questions have been asked to me about on-air personalities who run for political office, and what a station needs to do under the broadcasting rules to keep things fair. For instance, if a political candidate is a radio and TV talk show host, how do others get the same airtime?
Dr. Caleb Otto and Ms. Dilmei Olkeriil filed separately.