Ultraviolet lamps will be used to check ballots’ authenticity
Posted by akosistella on March 25, 2010
Ultraviolet (UV) lamps will be used on election day to check whether ballots are true and genuine, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) said on Wednesday.
The poll body will use UV lamps to manually verify each ballot through its UV markings, after it reportedly decided to turn off one of the functions of the precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machines.
The machines are originally expected not just to count and check the votes as marked on the ballots, but also to verify genuine ballots and reject counterfeit ones.
Presidential bet risks disqualification after exceeding airtime limit
Don’t look now, but a presidential candidate with substantial television advertisements may end up being disqualified.
That is, if the government’s poll body will be able to strictly implement Republic Act 9006 or the Fair Election Act, which imposes limits on allowed TV airtime for campaign ads.
The Commission on Elections (Comelec) disclosed on Wednesday one presidential bet has already exceeded the 120-minute TV airtime limit allowed for candidates for the country’s highest position.