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ELECTION 2016

LECTURE SERIES

AUTOMATED ELECTION SYSTEM


USE OF TECHNOLOGY for:

Voting
Counting
Consolidating
Canvassing
Transmission of election result

SOURCES:
Comelec Resolution 10031 (December 22, 2015)
Comelec Resolution 10057 (February 11, 2016)

BOARD OF ELECTION INSPECTORS (BEI)


To conduct the voting and counting of votes in their respective polling places,
including the final testing and sealing of the VCM
Act as deputies of the COMELEC in the supervision and control of the election in the
polling places wherein they are assigned, to assure the holding of the same, in a
free, orderly and honest manner

COMPOSITION, QUALIFICATION
AND DISQUALIFICATIONS
Chairperson, poll clerk, third member (all public school teachers)
QUALIFICATIONS:
Of good moral character and irreproachable reputation
Registered voter of the city/municipality
Never been convicted of any election offense or any crime (more than 6 months
imprisonment)
No pending election offense case
Can speak and write in English or local dialect
DISQUALIFICATIONS:
Not related within the 4th degree of consanguinity or affinity to the candidate or spouse

WATCHERS

APPOINTMENT
Two (2) watchers who will serve alternately, if:
Candidate, political party or coalition, citizens arm

One (1) watcher, if:


Candidate for Senator, Member of Sanggunian (panlalawigan, panlungsod, bayan) or
ARMM Regional Legislative Assembly
Civil professional, business, service, youth, and any other similar organizations
Insufficient space : watchers from dominant majority and dominant minority parties,
PPRCV will be preferred

QUALIFICATIONS
Registered voter

Not related within the 4th


degree of consanguinity or
affinity

Read and write


(Filipino, English,
local dialect)

Good moral character

Not been
convicted by
final judgment

RIGHTS AND DUTIES


PRESENT

Appointment as Watcher
Signed by the candidate or the duly authorized representative

RECORD

Minutes
Notation that you are not disqualified to serve as watcher

CANNOT
SPEAK

To any BEI, voter, or watcher that would disrupt the proceedings

RIGHTS AND DUTIES


1.

Stay in the reserved space

2.

Witness and inform of the proceedings

3.

Take notes

4.

Take photographs testing and sealing of VCM, counting, transmission

5.

File a protest against any irregularity or violation of law

6.

Obtain a Certificate from the BEI as to the filing of such protest and/or resolution
thereof

7.

Position yourself behind the Chairman so you can read the Election Returns while
the Chairman is publicly announcing the results

ELECTION DAY:
MAY 9, 2016
Voting hours: 7am to 5pm

Within 30 meters from the polling place by 5PM allowed to cast their votes
Poll clerk will prepare a List containing the names of voters
Announce each name 3x
Not present or does not respond not allowed to vote

Place of Voting: Polling place designated by COMELEC

WHO MAY VOTE


Registered voter
Name appears in the EDCVL (Election Day Computerized Voters List)
EXCEPT: (CANNOT VOTE)
NAME IS MANUALLY CROSSED OUT and DULY SIGNED BY THE EO*
1.
2.

Transferred residence to another district/city/municipality; or


Voter has died

*Election Officer

CHALLENGE AGAINST ILLEGAL VOTERS


GROUNDS:
1.

Not registered;

2.

Using the name of another; or

3.

Suffering from an existing disqualification.

BEIs ACTION: (To determine the truthfulness of the ground)


4. Require proof of registration, identity, or qualification (RIQ)
5. BEI shall identify through specimen signature in the EDCVL
6. Absence of proof of RIQ: any member of BEI may identify under oath if personally
known to him/her.
7. Recorded in the Minutes.

CHALLENGE BASED ON CERTAIN


ILLEGAL ACTS
GROUNDS:
1. Received or expects to receive money or anything of value;
2. Made or received a promise to influence the giving or withholding of any such
vote; or
3. Made a bet or is interested directly or indirectly in a bet that depends upon the
results of the election
Challenged voter (CV) takes an oath that he has not committed = challenge is
dismissed. Allowed to vote.
CV refused to take an oath = challenge is sustained. Voter not allowed to vote.
Recorded in the Minutes.

RULES DURING THE VOTING


1.

Vote in the order of arrival

2.

Watcher cannot enter place reserved for voters/BEI or mingle and talk with voters

3.

Person carrying any firearm or deadly weapon cannot enter EXCEPT:


1.

Jail/prison escorts and those expressly authorized by COMELEC

4.

No crowding or disorderly behavior

5.

Ballot box shall remain locked during the voting EXCEPT:


1.
2.
3.
4.

Necessary to make room for more ballots


Remove the VCM from the top of the ballot box, shake the ballot box, and make room
If it cannot go through, ballot box may be opened
Recorded in the minutes

PERSONS ALLOWED INSIDE


POLLING PLACE
Members of the BEI and
support staff

Watchers

Representatives of
COMELEC

Technical support
personnel assigned in the
voting center

Voters casting and waiting


for their turn

Jail/prison escorts with


detainee voters

Other persons specifically


authorized by the COMELEC

PERSONS NOT ALLOWED INSIDE


THE POLLING PLACE
Officer or
member of the
AFP or PNP

Any peace
officer or armed
person
belonging to
extra-legal
police agency

All other kinds of


armed or
unarmed extralegal police
forces

Barangay
official, elected
or appointed

EXCEPT: TO VOTE

BEI WILL ALLOW THE DETAIL


OF POLICEMEN OR PEACE
OFFICERS:
Majority vote if it deems
necessary
Written order
For their protection or that
of the election documents
Recorded in the Minutes
Stay outside but near
enough the polling place
Cannot converse, disturb,
prevent, or obstruct

PROHIBITIONS ON VOTING
UNLAWFUL for the voter to:
1. Bring outside the polling place the ballot, folder, marking pen
2. Speak with anyone while inside the polling place
3. Prepare the ballot without using the folder or exhibit its contents
4. Fill out the ballot accompanied by another EXCEPT: illiterate or person with
disability
5. Erase any printing from the ballot or put a distinguishing mark
6. Use of communication devices while voting (to copy contents of ballot)
7. Intentionally tear or deface the ballot
8. Disrupt or attempt to disrupt the normal operation of the VCM

ILLITERATE AND
PERSON WITH DISABILITY (PWD)
Indicated in the
EDCVL

Relative within the 4th degree of


consanguinity or affinity

Person of his confidence who belongs to


the same household

VOTE

Member of the BEI

Can only assist


3x EXCEPT the
BEI
At least 18 y.o.
Poll Clerk will
verify the
authority of the
person to assist
Bind himself in
writing and under
oath to fill out
strictly
Minutes

PWD AND SENIOR CITIZENS


Accessible polling place : ground floor of the voting centers
Express lane for:

PWD
Senior citizens
Heavily pregnant women
Escorted detainee voters
Indigenous peoples

PROHIBITION AGAINST
PREMATURE ANNOUNCEMENT OF
VOTING

Members of the BEI CANNOT ANNOUNCE the following matters:


1.

Whether a registered voter has already voted or not;

2.

Number of voters who already voted or failed to vote thus far; or

3.

Any other fact tending to show the state of the polls or make any statement at any
time

PRELIMINARIES TO VOTING
BEI will meet at the polling place not later than 6AM on May 9, 2016
VCM box and ballot box are inside the polling place
Set-up
Post 1 copy of PCVL
Show to the watchers/public: sealed VCM box, empty ballot box with 4 seals, and
duly sealed package of official ballots
Remove paper seal of VCM box

MANNER OF OBTAINING BALLOTS


VOTER

Look in the PCVL: name, precinct number, and sequence number


Approach the BEI and state: name precinct number, and
sequence number

BEI or
SUPPORT
STAFF

Verify the name in the EDCVL:


NOT FOUND: Not allowed to vote. Leave the polling place
FOUND: Check fingernails for any indelible ink
STAINED: already voted. Leave the polling place after being informed
of the reason.

MANNER OF OBTAINING BALLOTS


BEI or
SUPPORT
STAFF
BEI or
SUPPORT
STAFF

NOT STAINED: Establish the identity of the voter


Photograph or specimen signature in the EDCVL or any other authentic
identification document EXCEPT: brgy. certificate or community tax
certificate (cedula)
Absence of proof of identity: BEI or any registered voter may identify
under oath. Recorded in the Minutes.

As to the IDENTITY of the voter:


NOT SATISFIED: voter directed to leave after being informed of the
reason therefor.
SATISFIED: name will be announced in a tone loud enough.

MANNER OF OBTAINING BALLOTS


AUTHENTICATE BY SIGNING
THE FRONT OF THE BALLOT

SHOW : NOT TORN,


SMUDGED, FILLED UP

Failure to authenticate will not invalidate the


ballot but shall constitute an election offense.

PLACE IN THE BALLOT


SECRECY FOLDER

MANNER OF OBTAINING BALLOTS


GIVE THE BALLOT/PEN WITH
INSTRUCTIONS TO KEEP IT CLEAN
AND FREE FROM MARKINGS

INSTRUCT TO FILL IT UP

Issue only one ballot at one time.

DIRECT THE VOTER TO


DESIGNATED VOTING AREA

MANNER OF VOTING

Source: COMELECTV video

MANNER OF VOTING
PROCESSING/ PAKIHINTAY
KASALUKUYANG PINOPROSESO

AMBIGUOUS MARK DETECTED/


MAY MALABONG MARKA SA
BALOTA

YOUR VOTE HAS BEEN CAST/ ANG


IYONG BOTO AY NAISAMA NA.

Let the voter review the ballot and ensure


that the ovals are fully shaded.
The BEI will place indelible ink after the ballot
is successfully accepted or not.

MANNER OF VOTING

REJECTED BALLOTS
MISREAD
BALLOT

PREVIOUSLY
READ BALLOT

Not scanned properly

Ballot previously scanned

Re-feed the ballot in 4


different orientations

Return the ballot


No replacement ballot

No replacement ballot

INVALID
BALLOT
Ballot is not configured to the
VCM
Return the ballot to the
Chairman for checking of ballot
ID
Does not match: REJECTED and
place inside the envelope
Issue the correct ballot and
insert in 4 diff orientations

CLOSING OF POLLS: COUNTING


AND TRANSMISSION
Chairman will enter hi/her PIN.
Three (3) digital signatures.
CLOSE

PRINT

TRANSMI
T

8 copies for the National returns, 8 copies for Local returns


Another 22 copies for the National returns, 22 copies for Local returns