Comelec to hold random manual audit in selected precincts
Posted by akosistella on April 20, 2010
The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Monday approved to subject some 1,145 clustered precincts to the random manual audit (RMA) as a measure to ensure that the votes counted by the election machines match the manual count.
The poll body’s automation partner, the joint venture of Smartmatic and Total Information Management (TIM), said it would conduct the manual audit on 1.5 percent of the total number of clustered precincts.
“I think it’s a good-sized sample, but the important thing is not the size but [it must be] geographically representative and also random,” said Cesar Flores, Smartmatic Southeast Asia president.
via Manila Times.
NP opposes ABS-CBN request for copies of election returns
The Nacionalista Party (NP) on Monday appeared before the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to oppose a petition filed by television network ABS-CBN which asked copies of poll documents indicating the number of votes received by a candidate in a precinct.
Awarding a copy of the election return — which shows votes of each candidate in a precinct — and the COC — which contains the total votes obtained by each candidate — to the network would be “discriminatory” to other media entities, NP lawyer Joel Bodegon said in a hearing held on Monday.