Elec­toral board: VCM is ac­cu­rate

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“THE vote count­ing ma­chine (VCM) is ac­cu­rate.”

This was stressed by Ar­nel Ado­rias, chair­man of the elec­toral board of clus­tered precinct 28 in Rizal Ele­men­tary School in Ba­colod City, af­ter they suc­cess­fully held the fi­nal test­ing and seal­ing of VCM and Voter Reg­is­tra­tion Ver­i­fi­ca­tion Ma­chines (VRVM) in Rizal Ele­men­tary School.

The test­ing and seal­ing was su­per­vised by the Com­mis­sion on Elec­tions (Com­elec) in var­i­ous polling precincts in Ba­colod.

Ado­rias said about 10 watchers joined the fi­nal test­ing and seal­ing of the ma­chines and all of them were sat­is­fied on how the VCM func­tioned.

“We fol­lowed the rules on how to op­er­ate it and it was wit­nessed by rep­re­sen­ta­tives from var­i­ous po­lit­i­cal groups in Ba­colod City and it was suc­cess­ful,” he said.

He added the 10 watchers tried to casts un­der and over votes and all their bal­lots were read cor­rectly by the ma­chines.

Ado­rias urged the vot­ers to co­op­er­ate for peace­ful elec­tions on Mon­day.

Roniliza Swelto, a watcher of Grupo Pro­greso, said she wit­nessed on how the VCM op­er­ated and she’s sat­is­fied on it.

“It’s ac­cu­rate (VCM) and we are happy on it. We are hope­ful that by Mon­day we will have peace­ful and suc­cess­ful elec­tions,” she said.

Grace Oberas, a watcher of Asenso para sa Buas­damlag sang Ba­colod­non mag­bin­uli­gay Kita sa Kauswagab (ABB-MKK), also said that she’s sat­is­fied with

the VCM and it’s ac­cu­rate.

She said they ar­rived in school at 8 a.m. and they wit­nessed on how the elec­toral board pre­pared the VCM.

“It read our bal­lots corserve rectly (VCM) and we do not have a prob­lem on it. Af­ter the ac­tiv­ity, the ma­chines were sealed and locked,” she added.

Ba­colod City has a to­tal of 312, 816 vot­ers with 353 clus­tered precincts and 45 vot­ing cen­ters.

Mean­while, Act­ing Ba­colod elec­tion reg­is­trar Ann Janette Lam­ban could not be reached for a com­ment as of press time./map

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THE Com­mis­sion on Elec­tions (Com­elec) con­ducts fi­nal test­ing and seal­ing of vote count­ing ma­chines (VCMS) in Ba­colod City.

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