(Precinct Count Optical Scan) Scans votes Counts/ transmits votes automatically Works only in assigned clustered precincts Stores info on precinct’s city, school or site of polling place and no. of voters Only accepts pre-determined no. of voters Invalidates ballot that exceeds limit prec WHAT IS THE PCOS MACHINE?
320,000 precincts nationwide (Total registered voters – 50.7M) 75,500 “clustered” precincts (1 PCOS machine per clustered precinct) 82,200 machines (6,700 are backups) 1,000 voters maximum per clustered precinct parProf THE PRECINCT
Automatically counts votes and updates no. of voters opti COUNT
Each ballot bar-coded Digitally reads or scans and saves the ballot pcosPrts OPTICAL SCAN
Feeder – accepts ballot faced down or upside down Touch Screen – similar to ATM a) Interface menu – indicates no. of voters and if voting was successful b) Menu commands: - opens and closes election - Prints results - transmits results Feed&Touch PARTS OF THE PCOS MACHINE
Battery PCOS machine powered by electricity equipped with battery lasting 12-16 hrs Thermal Printer - prints election results Paper - good for 5 years Security Key Activates machine w/ passwords Turns on/off the machine ballot OTHER FEATURES OF PCOS
Each ballot has different bar code Machine only accepts a range of bar-codes specific to a clustered precinct Machine invalidates ballot from another precinct Once machine has scanned a ballot, it cannot read fake ballot even if same bar code pen THE BALLOT
Only marking pens provided by Board of Election Inspectors can be used balBx MARKING PENS
Transparent - Windows big enough to see ballots dropping but not enough to see votes cast Two Divisions - 1 for valid ballots 1 for invalid ballots (e.g. – improperly marked ballots) b4vote THE BALLOT BOX
Look for your name in the PCVL (Posted Computerized Voters List) posted near door of voting center. Note your precinct and sequence no. Give to BEI sequence no., name and address After verification of your registered name from EDCVL (Election Day Computerized Voters List), present your valid ID hw2vote WHAT TO DO BEFORE ACTUAL VOTING?
After proper ID, get ballot With marking pen, fill out ballot by shading oval completely. shadeOval HOW TO VOTE USING THE AUTOMATED ELECTION SYSTEM
Shade oval completely Machine reads only if oval is shaded at least 50% Do not “over-vote” – Ex: 13 Senators “Under-voting“ - (11 senators) will be accepted Avoid creasing or folding ballot posit THINGS TO REMEMBER WHILE VOTING
POSITIONS TO VOTE FOR POSITIONNUMBER President1 Vice-President1 Senators12 Party-List1 Congressman1 Mayor1 Vice-Mayor1 Councilors8 TOTAL26 sampBal
Insert ballot on feeder of machine Wait for confirmation message: “Thank you for your voting” Have your forefinger marked with indelible ink t oBrng FEEDING BALLOT ON MACHINE
WHAT TO BRING Valid ID - voter ’ s ID, driver ’ s license or passport List of candidates you will vote for; “Kodigos” are allowed Don ’ t bring cellular phones and cameras voteHrs
7 am to 6 pm At 6 p.m., voters within 30 m. of polling area can vote huCnVote THE VOTING HOURS
Registered voters appearing in the (PCVL) Posted Computerized Voters List or EDCVL (Election day Computerized Voters List) 1vote WHO ARE ALLOWED TO VOTE?
What Automation Can Eliminate: o Misreading of ballots o Unreadable handwriting o Error Honest Deliberate o Fraud o Manufactured election returns o Tampering of election result
What Automation Cannot Prevent: o Vote-buying o Coercion o Intimidation o Terrorism Above can be addressed by vigilance of citizenry
HOW IMPORTANT IS YOUR ONE VOTE? 1649 - 1 vote literally cost King Charles I of England his head. The vote to behead him was 67 against and 68 for. 1776 - 1 vote gave America the English language instead of German 1867 - Alaska purchase ratified by 1 vote, paving way for annexation in 1958 2000- US Pres. election decided by narrow margin. Bush won Florida by 537 votes out of 6M voters. Not 1 vote, but certainly every vote counted. 2010 (Local) - Congressional election (2007)protest in Taguig, Angelito Reyes won by 37 votes vs. Henry Duenas. sinoIboto
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10 COMMANDMENTS FOR RESPONSIBLE VOTING 1 Thou shalt vote according to the dictate of your conscience..
2 Thou shalt respect the decision of others in choosing their candidates.
3 Thou shalt seek to know the moral integrity, capabilities and other personal qualities of the candidates you will vote for.
4 Thou shalt strive to understand the issues, platform and programs of candidates and parties seeking your vote.
. 6 Thou shalt not vote for candidates using guns, goons and gold.
7 Thou shalt not vote for candidates with records of graft & corruption, and human rights violation.
8 Thou shalt not vote for candidates just because of “utang na loob”, personal appearance, popularity, or pakikisama.
9 Thou shalt not vote for candidates living an immoral life.
10 Thou shalt put the welfare of the country above all else in choosing the candidate you will vote for.
. 6. Thou shalt not vote for candidates using guns, goons and gold. 7. Thou shalt not vote for candidates with records of graft & corruption, and human rights violation. 8. Thou shalt not vote for candidates just because of “utang na loob”, personal appearance, popularity, or pakikisama. 9.Thou shalt not vote for candidates living an immoral life. 10. Thou shalt put the welfare of the country above all else in choosing the candidate you will vote for.
A national, parish-based political but non-partisan citizen’s movement for: Clean Honest Accurate Meaningful Peaceful Elections