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COMMISSION ON

ELECTIONS

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PHILIPPINE ELECTIONS: A CONTINUING CHALLENGE Personnel Department
Outline of Presentation
SUFFRAGE AND ELECTIONS
ELECTION STAKEHOLDERS
ELECTORAL PROCESS
IDEAL ELECTIONS
SAD REALITY OF PHILIPPINE
ELECTIONS
BALLOT BOXES
ELECTIONS IN MALAYSIA
RECAP

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Relevant Quotes
“We lose ourselves when we compromise the very ideals that
we fight to defend. And we honor those ideals by upholding
them not when it’s easy, but when it is hard.” (President
Barack Obama’s acceptance speech of Nobel Peace Prize)

“The automation law is more than just an automation law. It is


a commitment to respecting the right of our people to
choose those who will lead them. It is the launching pad for a
renewed sense of unity among our countrymen through the
assurance that the process through which they choose their
leaders is clean, free and credible.” (Editorial)

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SUFFRAGE/ELECTIONS
Why hold Elections?
USA holds elections
Russia holds elections
China holds elections
Afghanistan holds elections
The CBCP holds elections
The National Press Club holds elections
The Rotary Club holds elections
Even the PTA holds elections
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SUFFRAGE/ELECTIONS
Why hold Elections?


Election is the widely-accepted method of:
üselecting and retaining leaders
üchanging and removing leaders

Election provides for smooth transition of


leadership.
Election legitimizes leaders, governments,
and organizations.
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SUFFRAGE/ELECTIONS
Why
 hold Elections?

Election is the bedrock/ foundation of a
democratic and republican state like the
Philippines.
Election gives the voters a direct
participation in the affairs of their
government:
Øselecting public officials
Ødeciding some questions of public interest

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SUFFRAGE/ELECTIONS
Nature of Suffrage :
right and obligation of qualified citizens to vote in the election
of certain national and local officers of the government and
in the decision of public questions submitted to the people

not a natural right of the citizens but merely a privilege given or


withheld by the lawmaking power subject to constitutional
limitations

main object of suffrage is the continuity of government and the


preservation and perpetuation of its benefits

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SUFFRAGE/ELECTIONS
 Includes:
Election – choice or selection of candidates
to public office by popular vote

Plebiscite – refers to the voting to determine
whether voters in the country are in favor
or against the ratification of the
constitution or an amendment thereto

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SUFFRAGE/ELECTIONS
 Includes:

Referendum – submission of a law passed by the


national or local legislative body to the registered
voters at an election called for the purpose for
their ratification or rejection

Initiative – process whereby the registered voters


directly propose, enact, or amend law, national or
local, through an election called for the purpose

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SUFFRAGE/ELECTIONS
 Includes:

Recall - a method by which a public officer


may be removed from office during his
tenure or before the expiration of his term
by a vote of the people after registration of
a petition signed by a required percentage
of the qualified voters

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ELECTION STAKE HOLDERS
GOOD GOVERNANCE

VOTERS
HOPE
COMMUNITY GOVERNMENT 2010

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CIVIL
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SOCIETY CANDIDATES

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DEPUTIES
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Ø SUPPORTERS

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ELECTORAL PROCESSES

Registration of Voters Filing


Filing of
of Certificates
Certificates of
of Campaigning
Campaigning
Candidacy
Candidacy

vERBs
vVoter Registrants vQualifications/
vCreation of Precincts Disqualifications of
vTransfer/Merger of candidates vFebruary 9- May 8, 2010
Precincts (National)
vInclusion/Exclusion of vPetitions for
Voters Disqualification
vDeactivation/ vMarch 26- May 8, 2010
Activation of Voters (Local)
v
vNuisance Candidates

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ELECTORAL PROCESSES

Casting
Casting of
of Votes
Votes Counting
Counting of
of Votes
Votes Canvass of
Votes/Election
Returns

v7 am – 6 pm vCBOC/MBOC
vvoting after 6pm vAutomated Counting v
vBallots and PCOS at Precinct using PCOS vPBOC
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vBEIs ELECTIONS v
vWatchers vElectronic transmitting of vNBOC(COMELEC)
vDeputies results v
vNBOC(CONGRESS)

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ELECTORAL PROCESSES

Proclamation
Proclamation of
of Winning
Winning
Candidates
Candidates

Certificates of Canvass
and Proclamation
vCBOC/NBOC(City/Mun.)
v
vPBOC(Provincial official &
Members of Congress)
v
vNBOC/comelec(Senators
& party-list representatives)
v
vNBOC/congress(President &
Vice-President)

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COMELEC

AUTOMATING THE 2010


ELECTIONS
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From writing…. To shading…..

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From manual.…. To automated counting…..

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From physical transporting of results….

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A B
nt Majority/ Minority Parties,
Comelec Citizens
CentralArm, KBP Server
Back-up
Advance Results Advance Results/
Monitoring

Secured Public Website

To Electronic transmission
17,888 positions, excluding party-list
Elective positions
1 - President
1 - Vice-president
12 - Senators
80 - Governors
80 - Vice-Governors
222 - Representatives
762 - Sangguniang Panlalawigan Members
120 - City Mayors
120 - City Vice-Mayors
1,514 - Municipal Mayors
1,514 - Municipal Vice-Mayors
12,116 – Sangguniang Bayan Members
Pre-printed names
of candidates
300/600 candidates
official ballots
can be
accommodated
v150/300 names
per side of
ballot
Precinct-specific
vEnsure rejection
of previously
scanned
ballot

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Ovals opposite Shade oval
names of candidate opposite name of
 chosen candidate
Official Ballots

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(precinct count optical One unit per clustered precinct
Voter personally feeds ballot into
machine
Ballot can be fed in any orientation
Ballot scanned both sides
simultaneously
Digital ballot image
pcos
scan)

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counting machine
pcos (precinct count
optical scan)

ballot box

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… ballots get dropped into the ballot box thru this chute …
pcos (precinct count

… digital photograph of ballots taken …


optical scan)

Ballots go in here …

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pcos (precinct count

… and there they are. :)


optical scan)

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8 areas
2 for NCR
2 each (1 urban/1 rural)
Ø Luzon
field test/s

Ø Visayas
Ø Mindanao
To test system and transmission in the
same environment/conditions as on
election day

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Personnel Department
TESTING & SEALING
PROCEDURES
at least three days before election day
Public shall accomplish test ballots

Ballots shall be manually counted and election


returns accomplished

Same set of ballots that was manually counted


shall be fed into the counting machine

Manual count shall be compared with the print-out


of the election returns

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TESTING & SEALING
PROCEDURES
at least three days before election day
If public is satisfied that the manual count is the same as the
automated count, the print-out and manually prepared election
returns shall be signed-off by the witnesses

Machines shall be sealed without any connection to transmission


links

Public shall be allowed to secure the polling places where the


counting machines are installed

The only time that the counting machines shall be opened is on


election day in the presence of watchers

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voting
Voting period

7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.


v Unless there are voters waiting for their turn
to vote
vPoll Clerk lists down names voters
queuing
vPoll Clerk calls voter to cast ballot
vVoter who fails to appear after being
called twice shall not longer be
allowed to vote
v
Precinct set up
v At least 10 voters can cast ballot at any one
time
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voting
Before voting starts
Show that ballot box is
empty
Ø Transparent
plastic
Ø
Turn on and initialize
PCOS

Print “Zero Report”


Ø To show that
there is no
entry/vote
in
PHILIPPINE ELECTIONS: A machine’s
CONTINUING CHALLENGE
memory
counting
At close of polls
Perform close function
Ø To prevent
additional
ballots from
being
inserted
Ø
After close function,
PCOS automatically
Ø Starts counting
process
Ø Prints election
returns after
completion of
automated
count
§ Eight (8)
copies
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counting
Insert transmission cable
After printing first eight (8) copies of ER
Ø To eliminate doubts that the PCOS can be
manipulated remotely
Ø
Perform electronic transmission function

Print additional twenty-two (22) copies of


ER
Automatically performed by PCOS after
completion of transmission

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canvassing/consolidation
Electronically-transmitted results

Used as basis for canvassing/consolidation and


proclamation of winning candidates for
Ø City/municipal offices
Ø Provincial offices
Ø Members, House of Representatives
Ø Senators and Party-list
Ø
Congress will also receive electronically-transmitted results
Ø Constitution authorizes the Congress to promulgate
rules for canvassing of results for President and Vice-
President

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Congress COMELEC
National Board of Canvassers Manual System
Physically transported of Canvassing
Prov. COC

Provincial Board of Canvassers


SOVM/C

Physically transported

Mun./City COC

Municipal/City Board of Canvassers


SOVP

Physically transported

Election Returns
Precinct
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Congress COMELEC
National Board of Canvassers Electronic
Physically transported Transmission
A B
Prov. COC

Provincial Board of Canvassers


SOVM/C B
Comelec Central Back-up Server
Advance Results/
Physically transported Monitoring
A B
Secured Public Websi
Mun./City COC

Municipal/City Board of Canvassers


SOVP

A
Server for Dominant
Physically transported
Majority/ Minority Parties, C
Advance Results

Election Returns

Precinct
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security
Security measures under a manual
election system still applicable

Strengthen security through


automation
Ø Password
Ø PIN
Ø Digital signatures
Ø Encryption

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 
security (128-bit

128
Ø 2
2 9 2 = 16 2 =
○ = 4 2 512 65,536
encryption)

3
○ = 8 10 2
2 =
17
2 =
4
○ = 16 11
2 1024 18 131,072
5 ○ = 32 12 2
2 = 19 2 =
6 ○ 2048 262,144
= 642 13 20
2 = 2 =
7 ○ 2
= 128 14 4096 21 524,288
8 ○ 2
= 256 15 2 = 22 2 =
8192 1,048,576
2 = 2 =
16,384 2,097,152
2 = 2 =
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32,768 4,194,304
Personnel Department
 
security (128-bit

23 2 = 30 2 =
8,388,608 1,073,741,824
31
encryption)

24
2 = 2 =
25 16,777,216 32 2,147,483,648
26 2 = 33 2 =
33,554,432 34
4,294,967,296
27
2 = 2 =
28
67,108,864
35 8,569,934,592
36 2 =
29 2 =
134,217,728 17,179,869,184
2 = 2 =
268,435,456 34,359,738,368
2 = 2 =
536,870,912 CHALLENGE 68,719,476,736
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2 = 137,438,953,472
security (128-bit
37

38
2 = 274,877,906,944
2 = 549,755,813,888
39
2 = over One Trillion
encryption)

40 combinations
2128 = 340 undecillion, 282
decillion, 366 nonillion, 920
octillion, 938 septillion, 463
sextillion, 463 quintillion,
374 quadrillion, 607 trillion,
431 billion, 768 million, 211
thousand and 456
340,282,366,920,938,463,463,374,607,431,768,2

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128-bit encryption
Ø Same security system used by banks
security

Ø
Random Encryption
Ø Temperature of machine
Ø Voltage
Ø Unique machine identity
Ø User identity
Ø
No single/master decryption code

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Time needed to decrypt one precinct
result will be same amount of time
needed to decrypt next precinct result

Transmission takes at most 2 minutes


security

Copies for distribution


Ø 30 copies of election returns at the
precinct level
Ø 30 copies of certificate of canvass at
municipal level
Ø 14 copies of certificate of canvass at
provincial level

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securit

Audit Log
Activities
Time
y

Date

PHILIPPINE ELECTIONS: A CONTINUING CHALLENGE


security Paper Ballot

Ballot digital image

Data storage device

Transmitted results

Hard copies of election results

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Continuity/Contingenc
Types of Systems Breakdown
Ø Fails to scan
Ø
Ø Able to scan but fails to print ER
Ø
Ø Able to print ER but fails to transmit
Ø
Ø Able to transmit but fails to consolidate
Plan

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Fails to scan
continuity plan Use spare PCOS

Use PCOS of another precinct


Ø Wait for other PCOS to complete
process in its precinct
Ø Get PCOS and reconfigure for next
precinct
Ø Scan ballots
Ø
If all PCOS fail
Ø Manual counting

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Able to scan but fails to print ER
continuity plan Use spare PCOS

Use PCOS of another precinct


Ø Wait for other PCOS to complete
process in its precinct
Ø Get PCOS and reconfigure for next
precinct
Ø Use removable storage device of
defective PCOS and let
replacement PCOS print ER
Ø
If all PCOS fail
Ø Manual counting
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Able to print ER but fails to transmit
continuity plan

Go to nearest precinct or polling center which has a


functioning transmission facility

Use removable storage device of defective PCOS and let


the functioning facility transmit precinct results

If all transmission facilities bog down


Ø Physically transport PCOS & removable storage
device to canvassing site
§ In the presence of watchers and security escorts

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Able to transmit but fails to consolidate
continuity plan
Use consolidation/canvassing system (CCS) of another
municipality/province

Use the removable storage device and let functioning CCS


consolidate the results

Provide back-up canvassing through the Central Server


Ø Print results and send the same to affected
board of canvassers
Ø Print results and constitute special board of
canvassers to take the place of the affected
board

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People Systems & Procedures
ØMisreading of ballots
Common election

Ø Vote-buying Ø
Ø ØUnreadable handwriting
Ø Coercion Ø
Ø ØError
Ø Intimidation üHonest
Ø üDeliberate
Ø Terrorism ü
problems

ØFraud
Ø
ØManufactured election
returns
Ø
ØTampering of election
results
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Strict compliance with election laws
implementation
Vigilance of citizenry

Cooperation
successful

Coordination

Support

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“Always vote for principle, although
you vote alone, and you may cherish
the sweet reflection that your vote is
never lost.”
Pres. John Quincy Adams

“Integrity without knowledge is weak


and useless, and knowledge without
integrity is dangerous and dreadful.”

Samuel Johnson
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Indicators of successful elections
voters vote freely, without threats and intimidation

voters vote freely, according to their conscience

votes are neither bought nor sold

votes are counted correctly and speedily

candidates, their watchers and leaders obey the laws

COMELEC people do their work with utmost impartiality

COMELEC Deputies (PNP, AFP, Treasurers, Teachers) perform


their work with utmost impartiality

the people are vigilant in watching and reporting violators of election


laws

violators of election laws are seriously prosecuted without favor

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Sad reality and challenge in
Philippine Elections

People think that holding elective positions is a


shortcut to power and wealth.
Candidates want to win at all cost.
Losing candidates cannot/do not accept defeat
graciously.

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WHEN CAN WE ALL BE TRUSTFUL?

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WHEN CAN WE ALL BE TRUSTWORTHY?

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CAN WE NOT CHANGE?

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Elections in Malaysia

If they can do it,


why can’t we?

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ELECTIONS IN MALAYSIA

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ELECTIONS IN MALAYSIA

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ELECTIONS IN MALAYSIA

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ELECTIONS IN MALAYSIA

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How about us,
Filipinos?

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CAN WE NOT CHANGE?

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Of course, CHANGE, we
must!

… to have a strong
vibrant and lasting
democratic society.
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“Organizations will only change
when the people in them change,
and people will only change when
they accept in their hearts and
minds that change must occur.”

John Harvey-Jones

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DO WE REALLY NEED
ELECTIONS?

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Of course, ELECTIONS we
must have!
To strengthen and maintain our democratic
To strengthen and maintain our democratic
government and institutions

To effect the needed changes and reforms in


governance

To uphold and strengthen the sovereign power of


the Filipino electorate

To show and prove to the family of nations that


the Philippines is a country where freedom and
democracy hold supreme
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The road to HONEST, ORDERLY,
PEACEFUL ELECTIONS in our
country is a continuing
CHALLENGE …..
candidates and supporters are ready to kill and be killed
just to win

election laws are glaringly violated with impunity

political alliances are made primarily for personal glory

candidates are elected not on competence and integrity


but on popularity

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A challenge …… WE NEED…..
well-informed Filipino voters who will elect leaders with
integrity, commitment and competence

leaders who lead by example and prepared to put the


national interest above self

political and electoral institutions courageous and


competent to provide the needed support

a government committed to empower and uphold the


welfare of the governed over its perpetuation and
survival

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A challenge….

“The strength of the


CHAIN is determined
by its WEAKEST LINK”

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ARE YOU THE
WEAKEST LINK?

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Mabuhay ang COMELEC !!!
Mabuhay ang Pilipinas !!!

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