The Commission on Elections (Comelec) demonstrated the process by which vote-counting machines (VCMS) are refurbished for the 2022 elections.
Technology firm Smartmatic bagged the P637-million contract for the project last June.
In the Comelec's walkthrough video sent to reporters on Tuesday, September 14, VCMs are shown being transferred from the warehouse to a staging area, where each machine is inspected by a team of three people.
The three-person cluster is composed of an operator, a Comelec representative, and a Smartmatic representative.
Below are the steps in the refurbishment of VCMs, according to the demo video:
Five percent of VCMs refurbished daily undergo a stress test, the poll body said.
At least 31%, or 30,730 of the 97,345 VCMs that will be deployed for the 2022 polls have been refurbished as of September, according to the Comelec's demo video.
The Comelec previously committed to conduct a livestream of the media walkthrough of its warehouse in Laguna, scheduled on Tuesday, due to the limited number of media personnel allowed to cover the event. The livestream, however, did not push through.
Instead, the Comelec sent reporters a copy of the demonstration video that was presented during the physical event on Tuesday. – Rappler.com