Phil. Star Editorial: Wrong ink
Posted by akosistella on April 1, 2010
The first version of this story is that the National Printing Office made a mistake in producing the ultraviolet security marks that are supposed to be used for authenticating the ballots in the May elections. Next, Commission on Elections officials said the number of ballots was overwhelming and the printing done so rapidly that the UV mark became smudged in some of the documents. Since Precinct Count Optical Scan machines cannot read smudged UV security marks, manual scanners will be used instead to authenticate the ballots.
Yesterday, Comelec officials pinned the blame on the private consortium that bagged the poll automation contract, Smartmatic-TIM, or Total Information Management, for using the wrong ultraviolet ink. The Comelec is still contemplating its next move.
Click Philippine Star.