Sen. Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III on Friday called on the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to discard the precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machines used in the past two national and local elections, and look for newer and more reliable technology for the 2016 polls.
The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has launched a videotaping contest to promote voter registration for the barangay elections in October.
The website of the Commission on Elections bogged down the last few days but the public need not worry as it is not connected to the system to be used on Election Day, a Comelec official said Saturday.
To finally silence his critics, Commission on Elections (Comelec) chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr. said Friday that he was arranging to have the Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) machine source code used in the 2010 automated elections released for their review.
Former Commission on Elections commissioner Augusto Lagman said Tuesday the act of reviewing the source code of Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) machines is stated in the law, and the failure to review it will deny interested parties the chance to ascertain that the machines counted the votes correctly.
Sen. Francis “Chiz” Escudero has expressed reservations over the Commission on Elections’ regulation on online election advertisements, saying it could be used by a candidate’s political opponents to derail his or her Internet campaign with unauthorized ads or social media postings.
A constitutionalist and former chairman of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Wednesday said he believed that the Supreme Court would strike out controversial provisions in the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012.
The Commission on Elections’ (Comelec) Advisory Council (CAC) on Thursday promised to do its best to recommend a voting technology that would be more user-friendly and deliver more accurate results in the 2013 mid-term polls.