Posted by akosistella on May 5, 2010
Phil. Star: More glitches
This is starting to look like the country’s worst nightmare waiting to come true. As the Commission on Elections put the precinct count optical scan machines through a test run Monday night, there were reports of malfunctions in several areas, with the machines failing to read ballots and report accurate results. The glitches led to the suspension of yesterday’s testing of some 15,000 PCOS machines. The malfunctions also prompted the Comelec to recall the memory cards installed in 76,000 machines for what poll officials described as reconfiguration.
Via Phil. Star
Malaya: No to wholesale postponement
THE proverbial shit has hit the fan on the automated election system, but Comelec and Smarmatic officials, true to form, continue to feed the public the same garbage why precinct counting and transmission machines are malfunctioning.
BusinessMirror: On a wing and prayer
THE glitches uncovered in Monday’s test run of Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) machines represent the biggest logistical challenge so far to the Commission on Elections (Comelec) and private contractor Smartmatic since the country took the decisive step to automate, for the first time, nationwide polls. Yet beyond the logistical challenge, the bigger problem is restoring public confidence, and that’s the one where all concerned Filipinos—from the government and the state workers who will play a role in the polls, to the political parties and candidates, civil society and the voters—must keep their wits and think this through clearly.
Inquirer: A prelate’s opinion
THE PRESENT CODE OF CANON LAW promulgated in 1983 essentially serves as the constitution of the Catholic Church. Two of its provisions, or canons, are of interest after the Manila archbishop’s recent comments on People Power.
Daily Tribune: Nightmare at Comelec square
It isn’t the supposed plot to disrupt the voting over which the Commission on Elections (Comelec) should worry, but the much too many glitches being encountered in the precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machines in various mock voting tests that should be a major worry for the poll body.
Via Daily Tribune