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Lessons from the mock elections – Taguig

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by Telibert C. Laoc, National Council member

At the mock elections in Taguig today, voters had to wait an hour until they were able to feed their ballots once again into the counting machine. One voter who was a member of the board of election inspectors (BEI) in the last elections said that the message “Results Have Not Been Read” kept appearing on the machine screen every time a ballot was fed. The ballot does not drop into the ballot box and the machine ejects it.  The word that circulated was that there was an “ambiguous marking” on the ballot. No one gave any explanation as to how the problem was remedied but after an hour the machine started to accept ballots again.

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February 7, 2010 at 7:35 am

Posted in Automation issues

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