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Fewer voters in 2019 complained about cheating — SWS

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PHILSTAR/MICHAEL VARCAS

FEWER Filipino voters complained about cheating in the May 2019 elections, according to a poll by the Social Weather Stations (SWS).

Only a tenth of voters witnessed vote-buying, harassment, double voting, bribery, cheating and other forms of violence, SWS said in an emailed statement. This compares with 19% in the May 2016 elections.

People who witnessed harassment of voters fell slightly to 2% this year from 4% in 2016.

Voters who witnessed double voting also fell to 2% from 4%, while those who witnessed ballot cheating fell to 1% from 3%, according to the SWS poll.

Those who complained about bribery to dissuade voting fell to 1% this year from 5% in 2016. People who witnessed violence on election day also fell to 1% from 3%.

SWS interviewed 1,200 adults in June for the poll, which an error margin of ±3 points. — Gillian M. Cortez

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