Comelec presents carton voting booths prototype

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) – If voters end up voting in a mall, they might find themselves filling out their ballots on something like this.

carton voting booths.png Carton voting booths - voters may end up shading their ballots on this voting booth for the 2016 national presidential elections.

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) presented this voting booth prototype to media on Monday (September 14).

It's a voting booth made entirely of carton.

The poll body is thinking of bringing in 20 of these to each mall polling precinct, should the plan push through.

According to Comelec officials, the carton voting booth is portable and cheap.

Comelec Chairman Andres "Andy" Bautista said this is just a prototype and they would make shorter ones for persons with disability.

Meanwhile, the commission also showed its interest in pushing through with its plan to set up voting precincts in malls next year.

According to Bautista, he already met with mall owners to discuss the plan.

CNN Philippines' JC Gotinga contributed to this report.