Comelec failure of change management rued
Posted by akosistella on May 11, 2010
MANILA, Philippines–It’s the queues, stupid!
The Commission on Elections (Comelec) was more concerned with debugging a high-tech computer system it overlooked a basic age-old problem—a heavy voter turnout and resulting long lines to the precincts, officials said Monday.
Comelec consultant Marvin Beduya said the plan on the “queuing process” for Monday’s balloting was not followed Monday.
“The BEIs (Board of Election Inspectors) did not have enough rehearsals for such a major change. This is a failure of change management in applying a major innovation like automated elections in a very constrained environment of clustering (the precincts),” Beduya said.
No Binay? Estrada says case of oversight, not wearing glasses
MANILA, Philippines—Was it a simple oversight or did he deliberately junk his very own running mate?
Former President Joseph Estrada Monday cast his ballot in the country’s first nationwide automated elections but apparently did not vote for Makati Mayor Jejomar Binay, his own running mate.
Estrada failed to pick anyone for the position as shown in a photo taken by the Inquirer’s Niño Jesus Orbeta while the ousted leader was feeding his ballot into the precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machine at Pedro Cruz Elementary School in San Juan City.
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