Posts Tagged ‘automated elections’
By Anna Valmero
First Posted 00:24:00 09/22/2009
Filed Under: Technology (general), Elections
(Second of two parts)
MANILA, Philippines – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is looking to gain the public’s trust in poll automation with several transparency measures.
These measures are mandated by Republic Act 9369 or the poll automation law, according to Comelec legal department director Ferdinand Rafanan. Read the rest of this entry »
By Anna Valmero
First Posted 10:12:00 09/16/2009
Filed Under: Eleksyon 2010, Elections, Computing & Information Technology
MANILA, Philippines—Allaying fears of failure of elections in 2010, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) said it will prepare for manual balloting, especially for areas with problems in electricity and telecommunications network coverage.
Comelec chairman Jose Melo told INQUIRER.net that the poll body is preparing for the conduct of manual polls in “30 to 50 percent of areas in the country,” specifically places that are prone to power failures and network transmission issues. Read the rest of this entry »
WINNING BIDDER SAYS
‘Automated polls tamper proof’
First Posted 15:14:00 06/10/2009
Filed Under: Eleksyon 2010, Elections, State Budget & Taxes
MANILA, Philippines – The consortium that won the bidding for the 2010 election automation project said its track record would show that its machines were tamper proof, as it allayed fears of election fraud.
The Commission on Elections (Comelec) bid committee awarded the contract to Netherlands-based Smartmatic and its Philippine partner, Total Information Management (TIM), with its P7.2-billion proposal. Read the rest of this entry »