Ahead of May 13 Polls, Testing Election Technology in the Philippines
The Philippine Election Commission (COMELEC) recently finished final testing and sealing of the precinct count optical scanners (PCOS) – a week before local and national elections on May 13. This exercise was conducted by almost 78,000 sets of polling officials nationwide.Testing and sealing is an important step before PCOS machines can be determined ready for use on Election Day. IFES staff visited a polling center at the University of the Philippines Integrated School in Quezon City to watch the testing and sealing proceedings. The voting center supervisor directed all officials to conduct their testing in the school’s social hall. The photo gallery captures the testing exercise.