Early voting proposed in Phillippines

An interesting story about early voting in the Phillippines came across today’s wire.

Reference is made to successful early voting in the United States, New Zealand, Canada, Germany, and Switzerland.

For reasons the story does not make completely clear, the national election board is particularly concerned about voting fraud in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), where “all forms of cheating rule.”  Do they see early voting as a solution to this problem?  It’s not apparent in the story.  We’ll continue to monitor developments.