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Comelec mulls pilot-test for automated village polls in Metro Manila

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Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes  FILE PHOTO

Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Sixto Brillantes said the poll body has been thinking of pilot-testing in Metro Manila the automation of barangay (village) elections this October.

Posted: June 16th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Army: Polls better now than in 2010

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LUCENA CITY—The recent elections in Bicol and Southern Tagalog are more peaceful than that in 2010, the military said.   Citing military and police records, Lt. Col. Neil Anthony Estrella, of the Armed Forces Southern Luzon Command, said government authorities arrested 565 election gun ban violators from January until May 13 this year compared to [...]

Posted: May 21st, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Defeated Iloilo bet questions ‘electronic fraud’

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Defeated reelectionist Iloilo Representative Augusto “Boboy” Syjuco Jr. questioned the results of the May 13 elections, decrying widespread glitches in the precinct count optical scanners (PCOS).

Posted: May 18th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Malfunctioning flash cards, PCOS machines delay canvassing in Southern Luzon

Camarines Sur gubernatorial candidate Migz Villafuerte and 4th district congressional candidate Aga Muhlach.  Facebook photo from LRay & Migz Villafuerte account.

Faulty compact flash (CF) cards and malfunctioning PCOS machines delayed transmission of election returns to some municipal and provincial board of canvassers, delaying the proclamation of winners in Cavite, Albay, Camarines Sur, Catanduanes, Sorsogon, Batangas and Marinduque.

Posted: May 16th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Defective PCOS machines stall elections in Caloocan City

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Precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machine. FILE PHOTO

Sixteen defective Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) machines caused delays in the elections in Caloocan City.

Posted: May 13th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

P Noy as chief campaigner

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Today is D-day for senatorial, congressional and local candidates as they vie for 17,000 electoral positions in the country’s second automated elections.

Posted: May 13th, 2013 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Filipinos to miss thrill of manual vote count

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Now that manual elections look to be a thing of the past, people can afford to wax nostalgic over the much-derided slow and lengthy method of casting and counting the votes.

Posted: May 11th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Lawyer urges PCOS critics: Join field tests of voting machines Monday

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Precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machine. FILE PHOTO

Critics of the controversial Precinct Count Optical Scan machines will have their opportunity to prove the that voting gadgets could be hacked or tampered with during their field testing on Monday, one week before the mid-term elections.

Posted: May 5th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Comelec close to deal with Dominion, Smartmatic on release of source code

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Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes. FILE PHOTO

Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chair Sixto Brillantes on Wednesday said they have been finalizing the agreement with automated elections technology suppliers Dominion Voting Systems Inc. and Smartmatic International for the release of the source code of the Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) machines in time for its review by political parties, accredited organizations and independent candidates.

Posted: April 4th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Comelec uses plastic seals instead of padlocks

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Comelec chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr.: ‘Tampo’. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is expecting to save millions of pesos by replacing the padlocks on ballot boxes with serialized plastic seals and by forgoing the purchase of thumbmarkers used in getting the thumbmarks of voters.

Posted: January 18th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Source code legitimate, Smartmatic swears

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Election technology provider Smartmatic International Corp. on Sunday sought to quell doubts and rumors about the legitimacy of the source code it placed in escrow in the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) following the first automated elections two years ago.

Posted: December 3rd, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Despite legal squabble, it’s all systems go for 2013 automated polls

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It’s all systems go for the 2013 automated elections despite the legal dispute between Smartmatic International Corp. and its subcontractor Dominion Voting Systems International Corp.

Posted: December 1st, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Enrile confident of PCOS integrity, but Pimentel sees some loopholes

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Precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machine. FILE PHOTO

Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile said that he is confident that the precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machines that will be used in the 2013 elections are ready and tamperproof.

Posted: June 28th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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