Credibility continues to hound elections in the Philippines.
In an attempt to address the inefficiency and dangers of the manual elections Congress passed the Automated Election System (AES). The shift to computer-based technology would mean less human intervention and faster counting and transmission of election results. Also, since official results are transmitted not physically but through “wires”, the unscrupulous practice of ballot snatching and switching would be immaterial. This would also address the unnecessary deaths of Board of Election Inspectors (BEI). Read the rest of this entry →