More poll machines ready – Smartmatic
Posted by akosistella on March 12, 2010
MANILA, Philippines – More poll machines have passed laboratory tests and are ready for use in the upcoming elections in May, the automation partner of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) said on Thursday.
Smartmatic-Total Information Management (TIM) president for Asia-Pacific Cesar Flores told INQUIRER.net that 18,000 more precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machines have passed the stress, security and laboratory tests, bringing to 78,000 the total number of poll machines ready for the elections.
The machines will now be configured and loaded with voters’ data specific to its designated clustered precinct, Flores said.
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‘Walkout’ at NPO stirs fear of hanky-panky in Madrigal
SEN. Jamby Madrigal yesterday aroused suspicion about the ballot-printing process when employees of the National Printing Office (NPO) suddenly started leaving as she and representatives of other presidential candidates entered the premises.
According to Madrigal, “it appeared the Commission on Elections (Comelec) is hiding something.”
“Mayroong nagve-verify, nag-i-inspection ng finished ballots. Binulungan kami na pinaalis daw sila on purpose. Sa umpisa pa lang kaduda-duda na. Parang niloloko na nila ang tao,” she said.
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