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Testing and Sealing of Pcos

Testing and Sealing of Pcos

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Rules and Procedures in testing and sealing of PCOS for the May 2010 national and local elections.
Rules and Procedures in testing and sealing of PCOS for the May 2010 national and local elections.

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~uiesnd Procedures
for
the Testilly and Sealing
of
PCOS Machines
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OOMMISSI~N
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ELECTIONS
lNTUAN!IROSb~FIIILIZlllLA
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AND
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DEPCIR7MEI
RECEIVED
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Republic of the philippines
COMMISSION ON ELECTIONS
Pfanila
RULES AND PROCEDURES FOR MELO,
Jose A.R.,
Chiijrmar~
TI-IE TESTING AND SEALING
OF
SARMIENTO,
Rene
V.,
Con7n7iss1
~er
THE PRECINCT COUNT OPTICALFERRER,
Nicodemo
T.,
Cclrrlmis
'
nm
SCAN (PCOS) MACHINES.
TAGLE,
Lucenito
N.,
Con7n7iss
ner
VELASCO,
Armando
C.,
3;
YIJSOPH,
Elias
R.,
LARRALABAL,
Gregorio
V.
x--------------------
X
Pebrv~ry.
1,
2010
Promulgated:
.
/
RESOLUTION NO.
8785
(
7-
t
WHEREAS,
Section
12
of Republic Act No. 9369 requires the examination andtesting of the equipment or device of the Automated Election Systern (AES) to be usedin the voting and counting;
WHEREAS,
the Commission on Elections, by virtue of Republic Act No. 9369,has resolved to adopt a paper-based
AES
that will use
Preci~rct ount Optical
Scan
(PCOS)
Machines
to count the votes in 1:he precinct level;
NOW
THEREFOR6
pursuant to the powers vested
in
it
by the Constitution, the.Omnibus Election Code, Republic Act No.
9369,
and other election laws, the CommissionRESOLVES as it hereby
RESOLVED,
to promulgate the following Rules and Proceduresfor the Testing and Sealing of the PCOS Machines:
SECTION
I.
eriod
for
testing and sealing
of
PCOS
nlachilles.
-
At
leastthree
(3)
days before April
10,
2010
in the case of overseas absentee voting, or beforethe May 10, 201.0 national and local elections, in the case of the elections here in thePhilippines, the Board of Election Inspectors (BEI)/Special Board of Election Inspector
41
3
 
Rules
and Procedures
or
tlie
Testing and
Sealing
of
PC05
Machines
(SBEI) shallconvene in their assigned polling places to test and seal the I'COSmachines.
S
EC.
2.
~otice
f
con
veni~lg
f
he
BES/SBEI
for
tfie
teslliiig
and
seali~~g
of
the
PC05
machines.
-
At least five
(5)
days before the testing and sealing of the
PCOS
machines, the Election Officer
(EO)
/
Committee on Overseas Absentee Voting(COAV) of the Commission shall notify in writing, the
BEIJSBEI
concerned of the clate,time and place of the testing and sealing.In case of candidates, registered political parties, coalition of political parties,associations or organizations participating in the party-list systeni representalion in Lhecily or municipality, accredited citizens arm
ill
the city or niunicipalily, the
EO
shallnotify them
by
posling
a
notice of the date, time ancl place of testing and sealing foreach cltrsterecl precinct, not later than
April
30,
2010,
ll
the b~lllelin oards of hisoffice and of the city or municipal hall and in at leastthree
(3)
conspicuous places incity or municipality.For the ovel-seas absentee voting, the national candidates, registered politicalparties, coalition of political parties, associations or organizations participating in theparty-list system of representation, accredited citizens arm, and accredited
OFW
organizations, shall be notified by the COAV thern by posting a notice of the date, timeand place of testing and sealing for each precinct, not later than
March
31,
2060,
in
the websites of the Commission and the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA).
SEC.
3.
Forms,
docrlments and s~~pplies.
In the morning of the dayscheduled for the testing and sealing of the PCOS, the BEI/SBEI shall get the followirlgforms, documents and supplies to be used for such testing and sealing from the Officeof the Election Officer/Special Ballot Reception and Custody Group (SBRCG) of theCily/municipality/Post/E~nbassy:
~PPLIES
-
-
-
-
ND
MATERIALS
-
--
-
-
OR
--
ESTING AND SEALING
--
ELECTION
-
ORMS
A6-TS
I
Test Ballots
I
10
I
PiecesMinutes of Testing ancl Sealing; Votingand Countin
ENVELOPES
-
--
 
Rules
and
Procedures
for
the
Testing and Sealing
of
PCOS
Machines
/
Al7-TS
/
For Counted Test Ballots, ERs and other
I
1
Piece
I
reports~nvelo~e-forinutes of Testing andSealing; Voting and CountingEnvelopes for I<eys of PadloclcPieces
I
SUPPLIES
Pieces
4
2
3
PiecesPiecesPiecesPieces
2
2
2
2
3
2
-
PiecesPiecesMarking per1Ballot Secrecy FolderFixed Length Seal for the sliding cover ofthe ballot box slitFixed Length Seal for printer
&
back-upmemory card of PCOSPadloci(s wit11~(eysBall~en
S
C.
4. brroced~~resur
the
testingsealing
of
the
PCBS
n~achines.
-
D~~ringhe testing and sealing, the BETISBE1 shall observe the following PI-oceclures:
a)
Explain to those present, the purpose of, and the procedures for the testingand sealing;b) Randomly choose from among those present, ten (10) voters who willaccomplish the test lxillots. If there are less than ten (10) voters, any of the ten (10)voters may accomplish more than
one
(1) test ballot to complete the ten
(10)
test,l~allots eeded;
c)
Show.to the pitblic that: tlie PCOS hox is sealed;
d)
Rem ove the sticker seal of the PCOS box;
.
e) Open the PCOS box;
f)
Check whether
tlie
following are insicle the PCOS box:
1.
Cliecl(list of contents of the box;
2.
PCOS machine;
3.
Power cord of the PCOS n~achine;
,
4.
Ten (10) test ballots;
5.
One
(I)
nvelope containing spare IButton;
6.
Three (3) rolls of paper;7. One envelope containing the back-up memory;
L.
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