Comelec: Double registrants 704,542, not millions
Posted by akosistella on March 15, 2010
MANILA, Philippines – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) confirmed yesterday the existence of 700,000 double registrants nationwide.
The Comelec’s Information and Technology Department (ITD), with the use of algorithmic matching, found a total of 704,542 voters with double or multiple registration records.
With the discovery, the Comelec immediately issued a resolution to curb the number of double registrants in the coming May elections.
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Smartmatic ‘bond’ slashed
•$4.3M of $25.3M left to answer for poll automation failure
THE Commission on Elections has allowed Smartmatic, the holder of the P11.3 billion election automation contract, to reduce its bank credit line from $25.3 million $21 million, leaving only $4.3 million to answer for any failure of the contractor to successfully carry out the project.
Comelec’s accommodation was among recent developments that have raised fears that automated elections would end up a failure.
First, Smartmatic has lost its original partner, the local company Total Information Management Corp., in the consortium. Second, it has lost the Aboitiz-owned logistics company 2Go as distributor of the precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machines to 70,000 precincts nationwide.