VOTERS’ EDUCATION PROGRAM Presented by: Romeo Bordallo – PPCRV Coordinator /PCJ Mon Marchan – PPCRV Volunteer
2010 NATIONAL AND LOCAL ELECTIONS Rep. Act No. 9369 – Authorized the COMELEC to use an Automated Election System aes
WHAT IS THE AUTOMATED ELECTION SYSTEM? A new way of voting, counting, and transmitting election results thru computerized machine. compo
WHAT IS THE PCOS MACHINE? • (Precinct Count Optical Scan) • Scans votes • Counts/ transmits votes automatically • Works only in assigned clustered precincts • Stores info on precinct’s city, school or site • of polling place and no. of voters • Only accepts pre-determined no. of voters • Invalidates ballot that exceeds limit • prec
THE PRECINCT • 320,000 precincts nationwide • (Total registered voters – 50.7M) • 75,500 “clustered” precincts • (1 PCOS machine per clustered precinct) • 82,200 machines (6,700 are backups) • 1,000 voters maximum per clustered precinct parProf
THE PRECINCT-LOCAL PROFILE 308,460 voters 1,720 Precincts 340 Clustered Precincts 44 Voting Centers bfProf
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OPTICAL SCAN • Each ballot bar-coded • Digitally reads or scans and saves the ballot • pcosPrts
PARTS OF THE PCOS MACHINE • Feeder – accepts ballot faced down or upside down Touch Screen – similar to ATM • a) Interface menu – indicates no. of voters and if voting was successful • b) Menu commands: • - opens and closes election • Prints results • - transmits results • Feed&Touch
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OTHER FEATURES OF PCOS • Battery • PCOS machine powered by electricity • equipped with battery • lasting 12-16 hrs • Thermal Printer - prints election results • Paper - good for 5 years • Security Key • Activates machine w/ passwords • Turns on/off the machine • ballot
THE BALLOT • Each ballot has different bar code • Machine only accepts a range of bar-codes specific to a clustered precinct • Machine invalidates ballot from another precinct • Once machine has scanned a ballot, it cannot read fake ballot even if same bar code pen
MARKING PENS Only marking pens provided by Board of Election Inspectors can be used balBx
THE BALLOT BOX • Transparent - Windows big enough to see ballots dropping but not enough to see votes cast • Two Divisions - • 1 for valid ballots • 1 for invalid ballots (e.g. – improperly marked ballots) • b4vote
WHAT TO DO BEFORE ACTUAL VOTING? • Look for your name in the PCVL (Posted Computerized Voters List) posted near door of voting center. • Note your precinct and sequence no. • Give to BEI sequence no., name and address • After verification of your registered name from EDCVL (Election Day Computerized Voters List), present your valid ID • hw2vote
HOW TO VOTE USING THE AUTOMATED ELECTION SYSTEM • After proper ID, get ballot • With marking pen, fill out ballot by • shading oval completely. shadeOval
THINGS TO REMEMBER WHILE VOTING • Shade oval completely • Machine reads only if oval is shaded at least 50% • Do not “over-vote” – Ex: 13 Senators • “Under-voting“ - (11 senators) will be accepted • Avoid creasing or folding ballot • posit
FEEDING BALLOT ON MACHINE • Insert ballot on feeder of machine • Wait for confirmation message: “Thank you for your voting” • Have your forefinger marked with indelible ink • toBrng
WHAT TO BRING • Valid ID - voter’s ID, driver’s license or passport • List of candidates you will vote for; “Kodigos” are allowed • Don’t bring cellular phones and cameras • voteHrs
THE VOTING HOURS 7 am to 6 pm At 6 p.m., voters within 30 m. of polling area can vote huCnVote
WHO ARE ALLOWED TO VOTE? Registered voters appearing in the (PCVL) Posted Computerized Voters List or EDCVL (Election day Computerized Voters List) 1vote
What Automation Can Eliminate: • Misreading of ballots • Unreadable handwriting • Error • Honest • Deliberate • Fraud • Manufactured election returns • Tampering of election result
What Automation Cannot Prevent: • Vote-buying • Coercion • Intimidation • Terrorism • Above can be addressed by • vigilance of citizenry
HOW IMPORTANT IS YOUR ONE VOTE? • 1649 - 1 vote literally cost King Charles I of England • his head. The vote to behead him was 67 against • and 68 for. • 1776 - 1 vote gave America the English language • instead of German • 1867 - Alaska purchase ratified by 1 vote, paving • way for annexation in 1958 • 2000- US Pres. election decided by narrow margin. • Bush won Florida by 537 votes out of 6M voters. • Not 1 vote, but certainly every vote counted. • 2010 (Local) - Congressional election (2007)protest • in Taguig , Angelito Reyes won by 37 votes • vs. Henry Duenas. • sinoIboto
SINO ANG DAPAT IBOTO • MAY TAKOT SA DIYOS • MAY MALASAKIT AT PAGMAMAHAL SA BAYAN • MAY KAKAYAHANG MAMUNO • MAGALING MAMAHALA SA SARILING PAMILYA • MAY INTEGRIDAD • MASIPAG • MATUWID • HINDI SAKIM • TINUTUPAD ANG SINASABI • WALANG PINAPANIGAN • 10com-romy
10 COMMANDMENTS FOR RESPONSIBLE VOTING 1 Thou shalt vote according to the dictate of your conscience..
2 Thou shaltrespect the decision of others in choosing their candidates.
3 Thou shalt seek to know the moral integrity, capabilities and other personal qualities of the candidates you will vote for.
4 Thou shalt strive to understand the issues, platform and programs of candidates and parties seeking your vote.
5 Thou shaltnot sell your vote.
. 6 Thou shalt not vote for candidates using guns, goons and gold.
7 Thou shalt not vote for candidates with records of graft & corruption, and human rights violation.
8 Thou shalt not vote for candidates just because of “utang na loob”, personal appearance, popularity, or pakikisama.
9 Thou shalt not vote for candidates living an immoral life.
10 Thou shalt put the welfare of the country above all else in choosing the candidate you will vote for.
.6.Thou shaltnot vote for candidates using guns, goons and gold. • 7. Thou shalt not vote for candidates with records of graft & corruption, and human rights violation. • 8. Thou shalt not vote for candidates just because of “utangnaloob”, personal appearance, popularity, or pakikisama. • Thou shaltnot vote for candidates living an immoral life. • 10. Thou shalt put the welfare of the country above all else in choosing the candidate you will vote for.
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