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Comelec: Vote receipts for 2016 legally useless

Mar 19, 2016 - 8:00 AM

Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista says using simple receipts at least ‘gives comfort to the voter’ that the machine counted his or her votes

'LEGALLY USELESS.' Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista says the voting receipts to be printed on May 9 cannot be used in the random manual audit of votes. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Why SC denied Comelec appeal vs vote receipts

Mar 18, 2016 - 6:00 PM

The Supreme Court says the Comelec for one confirmed it can issue vote receipts without postponing the May 9 elections

COMELEC DEMO. The Commission on Elections demonstrates the printing of receipts from vote-counting machines during oral arguments in the Supreme Court on March 17, 2016. Photo courtesy of Francisco S. Gutierrez III/SC PIO

Comelec 'submits' to SC, vows polls on May 9

Mar 17, 2016 - 6:31 PM

The Comelec says it will issue voting receipts on May 9 but without security features such as ballot and precinct numbers

MOTION DENIED. The Supreme Court denies the appeal of the Commission on Elections, headed by Chairman Andres Bautista (in photo), against issuing voting receipts in the May 9 elections. Photo by Paterno Esmaquel II/Rappler.com

Election day seen on May 23, Comelec tells SC

Mar 17, 2016 - 12:23 PM

The Comelec says it can also print receipts on May 9 – but without security features such as ballot and precinct numbers

VOTING RECEIPTS. Voting receipts are issued during mock elections on March 17, 2016. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Comelec to SC: ‘Costs’ of vote receipts not worth it

Mar 17, 2016 - 11:05 AM

The Comelec says voting receipts can present ‘new opportunities for cheating’ as one of its ‘unanticipated costs’ for the May 9 elections

ORAL ARGUMENTS. Comelec Chair Andres Bautista prepares to appear before the Supreme Court for oral arguments on the issue of voting receipts on March 17. Photo by Paterno Esmaquel II/Rappler

Presidential bets reject poll postponement: 'Kalokohan'

Mar 15, 2016 - 5:26 PM

Senator Grace Poe says she fears a repeat of the ‘Hello Garci’ scandal of 2004 if the Comelec postpones the elections or holds manual polls

PRESIDENTIAL BETS. A picture made available on February 22, 2016, shows Philippine presidential candidates (L-R) Vice President Jejomar Binay, Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago, Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, Senator Grace Poe, and former Interior secretary Manuel Roxas II as they participate in a debate in Cagayan de Oro, southern Philippines, on February 21, 2016. Photo by Lyn Rillon/Pool/EPA

SC sets oral arguments on voting receipts

Mar 15, 2016 - 2:43 PM

The Comelec says it is ready to demonstrate the practical operational and technical issues that make it difficult to print voting receipts

DRY RUN. Election inspectors demonstrate the transmission of votes from vote-counting machines during a mock election activity in Quezon City. File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Comelec eyes moving polls to 1st week of June

Mar 14, 2016 - 7:11 PM

UPDATED To avoid a failure of elections former Comelec chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr says it s best to issue voting receipts in 2019 not this year

STATE OF EMERGENCY. Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista says the poll body is considering postponing the elections to the first week of June. This comes after the Supreme Court required the Comelec to issue voting receipts and practically forced it to cram 5 months of preparations in 60 days. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

20-hour elections feared due to voting receipts

Mar 12, 2016 - 4:16 PM

The Comelec also says there s a 20 chance of paper jams and printer failures if it issues voting receipts as ordered by the Supreme Court

JAMPACKED PRECINCTS. Filipinos go through lists to locate their voting precincts at an elementary school used as a voting station in Manila, Philippines, on May 13, 2013. Photo by Rolex dela Peña/EPA

Malacañang wants voter receipt issue resolved ASAP to allay fears

Mar 12, 2016 - 4:03 PM

Communications Undersecretary Manuel Quezon III says it s important for the media to shed light on the implications of the court s decision

POLL PREPARATIONS. The Commisssion on Elections on Thursday, February 4, introduced to the media the sprawling 5-hectare complex in Sta. Rosa Laguna storing 97,000 voting machines that will be use for the May 2016 polls. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Comelec to cram 5 months of preparations in 60 days

Mar 11, 2016 - 11:27 PM

The Comelec says it might need to postpone the elections ‘to an appropriate date before June 30 2016’ because of the Supreme Court ruling on voting receipts

READY FOR ELECTIONS? The Commission on Elections tours the media on February 4, 2016, in its warehouse in Sta Rosa, Laguna, that stores the 97,000 vote-counting machines to be used in the May 9 elections. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

7 ideas for Comelec: How to make the 2016 polls credible

Mar 10, 2016 - 10:00 PM

Poll watchdogs suggest some measures the Comelec may still take less than 2 months before the May 9 elections to make the exercise credible

Why Comelec failed to defend itself before SC: 'We were busy'

Mar 10, 2016 - 8:15 PM

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno says being a ‘very very important’ agency is not an excuse for the Comelec to take the Supreme Court’s orders lightly

'LACKADAISICAL' COMELEC? Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista says the poll body was busy so it failed to defend itself before the SC on voting receipts. File photo by Paterno Esmaquel II/Rappler

SC slams ‘lackadaisical’ Comelec over voting receipts

Mar 09, 2016 - 9:00 PM

The Supreme Court gives the Comelec a mouthful about the poll body s failure to comment on the case regarding voting receipts

TESTING THE PROCESS. Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista uses a vote-counting machine as he demonstrates the voting procedure in a Metro Manila mall in October 2015. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Ballots can’t replace voting receipts – SC

Mar 09, 2016 - 7:14 PM

‘We see no reason why voters should be denied the opportunity to read the voter s receipt after casting his or her ballot ’ the Supreme Court says

ELECTION PREPARATIONS. Comelec-deployed staff test ballot papers on vote-counting machines in a warehouse in Santa Rosa, Laguna, on February 4, 2016. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

SC orders Comelec to issue voting receipts

Mar 08, 2016 - 3:38 PM

UPDATED The Supreme Court allows the Commission on Elections however ‘to regulate the release and disposal of the issued receipts’ in the May 9 polls

NEW REQUIREMENT. The Supreme Court orders the Commission on Elections to issue voting receipts for the May 9 polls. File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

EXPLAINER: Why it's alright not to have voting receipts

Feb 29, 2016 - 3:00 PM

The paper audit trail’ required by law does not have to be a receipt; it can be the ballot itself depending on the voting technology chosen by Comelec during a particular election

HOW IT WORKS. The Board of Election Inspectors shows representatives of election watchdogs how the votes are transmitted from the precinct-based machines during the mock elections in Bagong Pag-asa Elementary School in Quezon City. File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Comelec eyes voting receipts for OFWs

Feb 24, 2016 - 8:44 PM

The Comelec is also inclined to allow displaying votes on the screens of vote counting machines

NEW POSSIBILITIES. Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista says in an interview on February 24, 2016, that the poll body is considering to issue voting receipts for Filipinos voting overseas. Photo by Paterno Esmaquel II/Rappler

SC to Comelec: Comment on plea for voting receipts

Feb 23, 2016 - 5:18 PM

The SC gives the elections chief 5 days to comment on the petition of senatorial candidate Richard Gordon

REQUIRED TO COMMENT. The SC orders Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista to comment on the petition for the poll body to issue voting receipts on election day. Photo by Paterno Esmaquel II/Rappler

Compel Comelec to issue voting receipts, SC urged

Feb 22, 2016 - 11:48 PM

Senatorial candidate Richard Gordon and his political party Bagumbayan say ‘it would be a grave error’ for Comelec not to issue voting receipts

RECEIPTS NEEDED? Former senator Richard 'Dick' Gordon and his political party, Bagumbayan, say the SC should compel the Comelec to issue voting receipts on election day. File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Comelec defends decision vs voting receipts

Feb 16, 2016 - 6:04 PM

Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista says losing candidates might use the voting receipts as manufactured evidence of cheating

ISSUE RECEIPTS? The Comelec says it has unanimously junked the proposal to print receipts from voting machines. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler