By RACHEL ANNE V. BACONAWA
The automated election was first introduced in the Philippines through the presidential elections on 2010 when the 15th head-of-state, Benigno S. Aquino III was proclaimed. This type of election was created via Republic Act 9369, amending Republic Act 8436, which authorizes the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to use an automated election system to encourage transparency, credibility, fairness and accuracy of elections’ on July 2, 2006.
Comelec deemed this year’s mid-term elections successful because the results came in early and the Precinct Count Optical Scanner (PCOS) machines only had minor problems that are quickly fixed and there are only a few incidents declaring failure of elections. Read the rest of this entry →