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Actress Judy Ann Santos eyed to help educate voters

By Anna Valmero
INQUIRER.net
First Posted 15:32:00 02/19/2010

Filed Under: Entertainment (general), Eleksyon 2010, Celebrities, Politics, Elections

MANILA, Philippines – Popular actress Judy Ann Santos might be tapped again in the May elections, but this time not to campaign for a candidate but to educate voters on how to fill up the ballots correctly in the country’s first automated polls, an official of the Commission on Elections said Friday.

Comelec Commissioner Nicodemo Ferrer said that Santos, who said she would not endorse any candidate, would be a good choice because she would not be partisan. Read the rest of this entry »

Printing of ballots for ARMM completed – Comelec

By Anna Valmero
INQUIRER.net
First Posted 15:01:00 02/15/2010

Filed Under: Elections, Politics, Eleksyon 2010

MANILA, Philippines – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) said that the printing of the 1.5 million special paper ballots to be used for the automated May elections in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) was completed Monday.

The commissioner said the ballots were digitally printed by the National Printing Office (NPO) on 160 GSM papers imported from Canada. Read the rest of this entry »

Comelec maps out plan for 100% transmission of votes

By Anna Valmero
INQUIRER.net
First Posted 12:08:00 02/12/2010

Filed Under: Eleksyon 2010, Politics, Elections

MANILA, Philippines – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is set to map out plans for ensuring 100 percent electronic transmission of voting results from polling precincts to canvassing centers and Comelec servers in the May national elections, an official said.

Renato Garcia, Comelec Advisory Council member and Ateneo de Manila University professor, told INQUIRER.net Friday that Comelec has deputized the National Telecommunications Commission to instruct all private telecommunications services to create a secure network that would prevent tampering or hacking of election results while these were being transmitted to city, municipal, provincial, and national board of canvassers. Read the rest of this entry »

COMELEC DECISION
Panlilio told: Vacate gov’s post for Pineda

By Anna Valmero
INQUIRER.net
First Posted 14:40:00 02/11/2010

Filed Under: Elections, Politics, Eleksyon 2007, Eleksyon 2010

MANILA, Philippines – (UPDATE) The Commission on Elections (Comelec) ruled Thursday that Lilia Pineda won over incumbent Pampanga Governor Ed Panlilio after a recount of the votes in the 2007 local elections.

The Comelec issued its decision after recounting votes from 4,683 ballot boxes between Aug. 12 and Sept. 16, 2009 following Pineda’s petition amid allegations of fraud. Committees formed by the camps of Panlilio and Pineda also examined the ballots for irregular marks. Read the rest of this entry »

Automated vote in HK, Singapore—Comelec
By Anna Valmero
INQUIRER.net First Posted 10:30:00 02/11/2010 Filed Under: Elections, Eleksyon 2010, Politics

MANILA, Philippines—The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has decided to automate the voting for registered overseas absentee voters (OAVs) in Hong Kong and Singapore, allocating P44 million for the exercise, an official said.

Commissioner Armando Velasco, who chairs the Committee on Overseas Absentee Voting (COAV), said his committee, in consultation with the en banc, decided to use 30 poll machines in Hong Kong and Singapore. Read the rest of this entry »

25,000 more poll machines ready for transport to RP—execs

By Anna Valmero
INQUIRER.net
First Posted 15:20:00 02/10/2010

Filed Under: Eleksyon 2010, Politics, Elections

MANILA, Philippines – The remaining poll machines to be used for the May national elections have been assembled and ready for shipment to the country from China, officials said.

A total of 25, 300 precinct count optical scan machines (PCOS) are expected to arrive here from the Qisdi Facility in China on or before February 21, the deadline set for the delivery of the equipment, said Gene Gregorio, spokesman for Smartmatic-Total Information Management. Read the rest of this entry »

Voters told: Shade whole ovals, do not `overvote’

By Anna Valmero
INQUIRER.net
First Posted 17:31:00 02/09/2010

Filed Under: Elections, Eleksyon 2010, Politics

MANILA, Philippines—The right way to vote in the May elections is by fully shading the ovals opposite the printed names of candidates in the ballot, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) said Tuesday.

Comelec legal chief Ferdinand Rafanan also said voters should not “overvote’’, or voting more than is necessary. For instance, if one is voting for the President, the voter should only shade one oval opposite the candidate he’s voting for. If he shades more than one oval for the President, the counting machine will invalidate the vote for the position. Read the rest of this entry »


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