Com­elec to ac­cept re­quests for VCM demos un­til April

Sun.Star Pampanga - - TOPSTORIES! -

The Com­mis­sion on Elec­tions (Com­elec) will ac­cept re­quests for demon­stra­tion and sem­i­nars on vote count­ing ma­chine (VCM) un­til next month.

Ac­cord­ing to Com­elec spokesper­son James Jimenez, the ac­tiv­ity will be con­ducted to help vot­ers to be fa­mil­iar with the au­to­mated elec­tion sys­tem (AES) which will be used in the forth­com­ing polls.

“But by the 3rd week of April, we will stop demo at that point be­cause the demo ma­chines will have to go into the pool of re­served ma­chines,” Jimenez told re­porters Fri­day.

With this, the poll body of­fi­cial noted that in­ter­ested par­ties may send their re­quests to aes­demon­stra­[email protected] com

“We would like to ex­tend in­vi­ta­tion to all in­ter­ested pub­lic, who are able to gather up an au­di­ence so we can con­duct VCM demos and lec­tures,” he said in an in­ter­view.

A to­tal of 12 VCM demo ma­chines will be avail­able at the main of­fice in Manila and each re­gional of­fice shall have four demo ma­chines.

“For spe­cial in­ter­est groups like the me­dia, academe, stake­hold­ers, peo­ple who are not happy with AES, po­lit­i­cal par­ties, they will be han­dled by the cen­tral of­fice. There will also be VCM equip­ment in the field so that our field of­fi­cers will be able to con­duct VCM road­shows on their own,” Jimenez added.

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