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Comelec holds special elections for 19,000 voters

May 14, 2016 - 11:35 AM

In one of the polling precincts holding special elections the Comelec says armed men even burned a vote counting machine on May 9

SPECIAL ELECTIONS. The Commission on Elections holds special elections on May 14, 2016, in 55 polling precincts across the Philippines. Photo by Rappler

Comelec: Let's show the world our elections

May 09, 2016 - 4:30 AM

While proud of the Philippines third automated polls the Commission on Elections faces an unprecedented challenge: issuing receipts from vote counting machines

A woman looks for her name and assigned precint at the Daniel Aguinaldo National High School in Davao City, on the southern island of Mindanao on May 8, 2016, ahead of the presidential and vice presidential elections.  Tens of thousands of security forces fanned out across the Philippines on May 8 on the eve of national polls, following a bitter and deadly election campaign plagued by rampant vote-buying and intimidation. / AFP PHOTO / NOEL CELIS

Comelec: No formal complaints over vote receipts

May 07, 2016 - 12:24 PM

Comelec Commissioner Arthur Lim appeals to journalists and opinion makers ‘not to magnify’ unverified reports ‘out of proportion’

'SHOW US PROOF.' Commission on Elections chairman Andres Bautista urges those with complaints on voters receipts to back up their  allegations with proof. Photo from Comeled EIID

Comelec regional chief: VCMs in Central Visayas accurate

May 07, 2016 - 12:52 AM

Comelec Region 7 director Jose Nick Mendros denies rumors that voting receipts in his region are inaccurate

NO PROBLEMS. Machines in the Guadalupe precinct in Cebu City were tested and functioning properly. Photo by Richale Cabauatan/Rappler

How to prevent cheating with the vote-counting machines

May 04, 2016 - 9:00 AM

Know the weak features of this animal called the VCM that the unscrupulous might exploit on election day

VOTING MACHINES. The Philippines' vote-counting machines for May 9, 2016 have been manufactured by Smartmatic, which provided the same machines in the Philippines' first two automated elections. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Can Comelec sue voters over 'frivolous' objections?

Apr 15, 2016 - 11:45 AM

Voters with frivolous objections can go to jail Comelec says But an ex poll commissioner asks What defines a frivolous suit?

NEW RULES. Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Andres Bautista says voters with 'frivolous objections' could be liable for perjury. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

EXPLAINER: Can voters be jailed for taking voting receipts out of precincts?

Apr 15, 2016 - 9:00 AM

The answer lies in whether the voting receipts should be classified as election document or election paraphernalia under the law It should not be

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

Smartmatic donates paper for voting receipts

Apr 14, 2016 - 8:31 PM

While the Comelec accepts this donation Commissioner Rowena Guanzon asserts it is graft to accept 1 1 million rolls of thermal paper from Smartmatic

THERMAL PAPER. The paper to be used in voting receipts (in photo) will be donated by technology provider Smartmatic. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Taking home vote receipts? You can go to jail

Apr 13, 2016 - 10:00 AM

The punishment for this election offense is imprisonment of not less than one year but not more than six years

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

Wrong votes? Comelec to 'note' receipt objections

Apr 01, 2016 - 5:18 PM

For the first time Comelec Commissioner Christian Lim explains the changes in the voting process after the SC ordered the printing of voting receipts

NEW PROCEDURES. Comelec Commissioner Christian Lim says election inspectors will 'note' objections based on voting receipts on election day. File courtesy of Comelec EID

Comelec to face new Supreme Court case

Mar 23, 2016 - 5:58 PM

Mas masaya Comelec Commissioner Christian Lim says in jest as watchdogs prepare to file a new case against the poll body over digital signatures

NEW CASE. Lawyer Rodolfo Reyes says election watchdogs will file a case against the Comelec next week, this time over digital signatures. Photo by Paterno Esmaquel II/Rappler

#PHVote: Debate fiasco, Marcos-Robredo ‘war’

Mar 21, 2016 - 1:43 PM

Shifting alliances mudslinging – it s been an election week of reality check for certain candidates

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

SC denies Comelec appeal vs voting receipts

Mar 17, 2016 - 1:37 PM

6th UPDATE The Commission on Elections says it submits to the Supreme Court as it vows to hold the elections on May 9 despite this loss

In this file photo the Commission on Elections gives a demonstration on the security features of the new Vote Counting Machines at the Pope Piux XII Catholic Center in Manila on Monday, January 25, 2016. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

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

Voters not required to 'personally' audit votes – Comelec

Mar 14, 2016 - 5:45 PM

The law doesn t require voting receipts the Commission on Elections says in its appeal before the Supreme Court

PREPARING FOR POLLS. Filipinos participate in a mock election held in a public school in Manila, Philippines, on February 13, 2016. Photo by Mark Cristino/EPA

Failure of elections a ‘strong likelihood’ – Comelec

Mar 12, 2016 - 4:57 PM

In an appeal before the Supreme Court the Comelec says it is willing to issue voting receipts but in future elections not ‘at this late stage’

'FAILURE' SEEN. Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista inspects a vote-counting machine during the mock elections held in Manila, Philippines, on February 13, 2016. Photo by Mark Cristino/EPA

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

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

Comelec to SC: Ballots serve purpose of receipts

Mar 09, 2016 - 5:41 PM

The Comelec files this comment only on Monday March 7 when the Supreme Court set the deadline last week

LIKE RECEIPTS. The Comelec says paper ballots serve the purpose of voting receipts in providing a paper trail to audit votes. File photo by Rolex dela Peña/EPA

Comelec’s options after SC order for vote receipts

Mar 09, 2016 - 3:25 PM

However the most workable scenario is out of Comelec’s hand It is up to the Supreme Court to at least hold that the ruling would be prospective in application

MOCK ELECTIONS. Board of Election Inspectors (BEI) in Bagong Pag-asa Elementary School in Quezon City remove election results after transmitting. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

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Comelec mulls postponing polls amid emergency

Mar 09, 2016 - 11:23 AM

The Comelec is also considering holding manual elections as a ‘repercussion’ of the Supreme Court ruling on voting receipts

POSTPONING ELECTIONS? Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista on March 8, 2016, says he is now unsure if the poll body can hold the elections on May 9 as scheduled. File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Supreme Court ruling thrusts Comelec in state of emergency

Mar 08, 2016 - 7:39 PM

UPDATED ‘This is a day of sadness not for the Comelec…but for Philippine democracy and the rule of law ’ Comelec Commissioner Arthur Lim says of the decision on voting receipts

STATE OF EMERGENCY. Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista says the poll body scheduled an 'emergency, all hands' meeting on March 9, 2015, after the Supreme Court required it to issue voting receipts. Photo courtesy of Comelec EID

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

VIEWS: It is absolutely wrong to disable the vote receipts

Mar 02, 2016 - 9:00 AM

Glenn Chong of the election watchdog AESWatch says: In automated elections the ballots are secretly read and counted inside the machine The hidden nature of automated vote counting negates transparency

ISSUE RECEIPTS? The Comelec says it has unanimously junked the proposal to print receipts from voting machines. 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 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