Now, Comelec needs lamps to spot ultraviolet mark on ballots
Posted by akosistella on April 6, 2010
MANILA, Philippines—Wanted: lamps that can spot the ultraviolet (UV) mark on the ballots that the computers cannot see.
The Commission on Elections (Comelec) will purchase 80,000 lamps worth P30 million so that the UV mark on the ballots could be detected to establish that they are genuine, Commissioner Gregorio Larrazabal said Monday.
The invisible UV mark is one of the security features of the ballots to be used in the country’s first automated elections on May 10.
Larrazabal told reporters that the Comelec had started the bidding process for the procurement of the lamps which are similar to flashlights.