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Defective machine at Grace Poe's precinct bogs down voting

May 13, 2019 - 10:20 AM

(4th UPDATE) Relectionist Senator Grace Poe initially fails to cast her ballot after the vote-counting machine in her polling precinct encounters a technical problem

GLITCH. The voting machine at the precinct, reelectionist senator Grace Poe is supposed to vote, is not working. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

Comelec returns 97,000 voting machines to Smartmatic

Dec 02, 2016 - 6:52 PM

The Comelec says it is not required to keep materials that do not contain election results data for the election protest of Ferdinand Marcos Jr against Leni Robredo

MACHINES RETURNED. The Comelec returns 97,000 vote-counting machines to Smartmatic as the poll body decided not to purchase these. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

10% of machines in overseas absentee voting 'defective'

Apr 28, 2016 - 8:20 PM

The Comelec presses Smartmatic on why 13 out of 130 vote counting machines have malfunctioned during overseas absentee voting

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

‘Ghost’ citizens, voting machines, Berlin asylum rules | 12PM wRap

Aug 26, 2015 - 12:39 PM

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Philippines’ voting machines to be made in China

Aug 25, 2015 - 8:19 PM

The Comelec downplays concerns that the West Philippine Sea dispute can affect the manufacturing of voting machines

MADE IN CHINA. Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista says the Philippines expects Smartmatic to deliver voting machines by January 2016. Photo by Paterno Esmaquel II/Rappler

If SC stops Smartmatic, ex-bidder eyed to save polls

Aug 20, 2015 - 2:10 PM

Unlike Smartmatic disqualified bidder Dermalog says it can refurbish 81 000 old vote counting machines by December

Competitor scores Smartmatic for ‘monopoly’ on polls

Aug 14, 2015 - 6:01 PM

Without naming Smartmatic Dermalog CEO Gunther Mull says ‘the vendor in this position is trying to monopolize and I think it’s quite obvious’

DISQUALIFIED BIDDER. Dermalog CEO Gunther Mull criticizes Smartmatic's supposed monopoly over Philippine elections. Photo by Joel Leporada/Rappler

Comelec on Smartmatic, LTFRB response, Cotto vs Alvarez | 6PM wRap

Aug 14, 2015 - 5:35 PM

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Poll exec hits Smartmatic for refusing to fix PCOS

Aug 14, 2015 - 4:15 PM

UPDATED While joining the unanimous decision to lease 93 000 machines from Smartmatic another poll commissioner says he voted ‘with a heavy heart’

HITTING SMARTMATIC. Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon says Smartmatic 'seemed to have taken advantage of the time constraint' the Comelec is facing. File photo by Joel Leporada/Rappler

Smartmatic deal, Batangas plant, China blast | 12PM wRap

Aug 14, 2015 - 12:45 PM

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Ambassador Lucenario: The Robredo of foreign service

May 24, 2015 - 4:27 PM

Through his efforts the total number of potential overseas voters in Hong Kong rose to 87 000 a number that has yet to be surpassed by any post to this day

SC stops repair of 82,000 PCOS machines

Mar 24, 2015 - 5:33 PM

Supreme Court justices vote 12 2 to temporarily stop the contract between the Comelec and Smartmatic for the repair of vote counting machines

PCOS DIAGNOSTICS. A Smartmatic operator conducts diagnostics tests on the precinct count optical scan machines at the Comelec warehouse in Cabuyao, Laguna, on Friday, March 20. Rappler video screengrab

Koko urges Comelec to get rid of PCOS in 2016

Feb 16, 2014 - 9:24 PM

The chairman of the Senate committee on electoral reforms doesn t want anymore of the flaws that were used in sabotage and cheating

REPLACE PCOS. Sen Koko Pimentel urged Comelec to replace the precinct count optical scanner (PCOS) machines to ensure the credibility of next elections. File photo from Pimentel's Facebook page

Voting machines remain worry in US election

Nov 03, 2012 - 11:13 AM

Few want to even think about it but the 2012 US election result could be clouded by problems with voting machines again

SC: Comelec's purchase of PCOS machines valid

Jun 13, 2012 - 4:24 PM

The Supreme Court affirms the validity of the poll body s acquisition of P1 8 billion automated voting machines for the 2013 elections