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The Commission on Elections (Comelec) owes the voting public an explanation on the use of unauthorized servers and the unauthorized introduction of a script into the transparency server, which puts the credibility and integrity of elections in question. The transparency server has been in use since the 2010 National and…

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Companies engaging in projects identify factors that can be measured in order to assess the success or failure of a project. The factors are often referred to as key results areas. Along with it is a set of key results index. The same should be true with assessing the performance…

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Preliminary reports on the results of the random manual audit indicate that the PCOS/VCMs have an overall accuracy rating of 99.884%. Based on the standard set by the Commission on Elections, the PCOS/VCMs should have 99.995% accuracy. This translates to one error mark out of 20,000 marks. The 99.884% accuracy…

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SEEN through a political lens, the recently held 2016 local and national elections are regarded as generally peaceful and orderly. The exercise started promptly with 92,509 of new version PCOS machines, renamed Vote Counting Machine or VCM, being started up in as many clustered precincts nationwide and the Board of…

SMARTMATIC STRIKES AGAIN!

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Smartmatic strikes again! In 2008, while votes were being consolidated in the regional elections at the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao, Smartmatic, remotely from Manila, changed the number of voters in a counting and consolidation server in Wao, Lanao del Sur. In 2010, during the canvass of votes for the…

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THE Election Automation Law, Republic Act No. 8436 (RA8436) as amended by Republic Act No. 9369, provides for a set of minimum system capabilities, which includes, among others, a voter verified paper audit trail (VVPAT) or simply a voter receipt. The printing of the VVPAT is a transparency feature designed…

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Now that the Supreme Court has order the printing of the voter verified paper audit trail or the VVPAT, generically referred to as the voter receipt, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) is in a rush to look into how it can comply with the directive while expressing the possibility of…

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The issue of the VVPAT or the voter verified paper audit trail was once again raised in the hearing conducted by the Joint Congressional Oversight Committee on the Automated Election System (JCOC-AES) last February 16, 2016. Because the PCOS is not transparent – the voter does not see how the…

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“Trust, but verify,” is a phrase adopted by President Ronald Reagan in his dealings with the Russians. It’s an advice to further validate the accuracy of information given. The source codes of the election management system (EMS), precinct count optical scan (PCOS), and the consolidation and canvassing system (CCS) will…