Tuesday, May 10, 2016

VCM malfunction in Albay's 1st District unvoidable problem of machine
By Marife Sesor

TABACO CITY, May 9 (PNA) -- The unexpected malfunctioning of the vote counting machines (VCM) that suddenly occurred in two voting precincts in Basud Elementary School in the First District of Albay during the casting of votes in Monday's national and local elections was an normal problem of the machine.

Rose Monteroyo, Board of Election Inspectors head in the school, said the committee immediately call the attention of the Commission on Elections for immediate action on the problem and avoid confusion among voters.

"Ang instruction sa BEI, continuous na lang ang voting at pag naayos na 'yung VCM ife-feed na lang 'yung mga ballots", she said.

The BEI chair also said that the ballots were secured and under strict safeguard.

Voters of all the affected precincts, however, were well informed and they agreed to the given condition.

Kenneth Bien, poll watcher, helped in the process of resolving the unexpected malfunction of the machine.

Amid the problem, all the assigned watchers ensured peace and order in the election process.

Wrong results in the names of the presidential candidates fed were another complaint of the voters.

The BEI, however, responded immediately, got the receipts and let the voters sign. (PNA) RMA/FGS/MS/CBD/EDS