Posts Tagged ‘open election system’
MANILA, Philippines—Adopting an open election system (OES), as pushed by the group of information technology expert Gus Lagman, will require that the request for proposal (RFP) be revised before the system could be considered for the 2010 elections, a poll official said.
In an interview with INQUIRER.net, Commission on Elections (Comelec) spokesman James Jimenez said the OES “does not fit the current RFP defining the specification and design for poll automation” because it lacks the automated counting component. Read the rest of this entry »
By Anna Valmero
First Posted 17:15:00 04/09/2009
Filed Under: Elections, Technology (general)
MANILA, Philippines—A group composed mostly of information and communications technology (ICT) professionals challenged the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to explain to the public why it has to spend P11.2 billion in automating the 2010 elections when it can implement an open election system (OES).
“The Comelec must explain to the public why they have to pay P7.3 billion more for an inferior system using precinct count optical scan (PCOS) when they could adopt OES which is more transparent and costs only P4 billion?” asked TransparentElections.org head Gus Lagman.
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MANILA, Philippines – Bayan Muna Representative Teodoro Casiño slams plans by the Commission on Elections to use 80,000 precinct count optical scan machines to automate the 2010 elections, adding that the project cost is too ‘steep a rice’. Video report by INQUIRER.net reporter Anna Valmero.