Smartmatic discovers ‘ghost precints’
Posted by akosistella on April 23, 2010
(Via ABS-CBN News)
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Namfrel asks Comelec to publish poll automation expenses
MANILA, Philippines – The National Citizen’s Movement for Free Elections (Namfrel) has urged the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to make public its spending for the automated election system (AES), saying that expenditures have already reached P10 billion, the biggest ever.
In a statement, Namfrel said the Comelec should exercise transparency and accountability by disclosing the funds it has spent for the 2010 elections.
“The budget for the elections has been set at P16.5 billion – P11.3 billion for AES… plus the P5.21-billion appropriation,” Namfrel claimed.
via Philippine Star.
Comelec urged: Do manual audit in poll hot spots
MANILA, Philippines – The National Citizens’ Movement for Free Elections (Namfrel) on Thursday urged the Commission on Elections to do a random manual audit of voting in election hot spots during the May 10 automated elections.
In a statement read by Namfrel Chairman Jose Cuisia, the poll watchdog said a random manual audit should be done after the transmission of votes to polling servers but prior to the proclamation of the winners. He added that the manual audit should be done in hot spot areas, should involve a sample size that will ensure a 95% confidence level, and that precincts to be audited should be picked 6 hours after the close of polls.
Cuisia said the manual audit should be done by boards of election inspectors from another precinct.
via ABS-CBN News