Sunday, January 24, 2010
Voters Education Forum
Election Officer Ms. Narcisa Bayot of magallanes, Agusan del Norte
a participant trying to cast his vote during voting demonstration
showing election results in a matter of minutes
The Commission on Elections conducted a series of Voter's Education Forum to prepare the public of the new voting process as the Philippines will have its first automation election on May 10, 2010.
The participants were oriented on the mechanics of filling up the ballot to avoid over-voting and shading problems.
"Proper orientation on the voting process can help a voter fill up the ballot easier, faster and without delay or mistakes", said Butuan City Comelec election officer Abelardo Saco.
In a presentation, Election Officer Ms. Narcisa Bayot of Magallanes, Agusan del Norte introduced the new automated voting system using the Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) and showed how fast results will be obtained after voting ended.
Butuan City has a total of 158,517 registered voters with 202 clustered precincts.