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DOCUMENT VERSION HISTORY

DATE January 31, 2013 February 16, 2013 February 18, 2013 February 22, 2013

AUTHOR SMBR SMBR SMBR SMBR

Description Document Creation Added Introduction and Module descriptions and funcions Added Instruction for Back-Up results, printing a report, Load CCS and PCOS results Table of Contents& Glossary

Version 1.0 1.2 1.3 1.4

Reference: SMARTMATIC Consolidating and Canvassing System( CCS) Operators Manual Version 4.3

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Contents
Introduction ................................................................................................................................................. 4 What is in this Manual ............................................................................................................................ 4 Target Audience ...................................................................................................................................... 4 CHAPTER 1: Consolidation and Canvassing System ............................................................................... 5 Administration Module ......................................................................................................................... 7 Canvassing Module ............................................................................................................................... 8 Monitoring Module ............................................................................................................................... 9 Event Log Module ............................................................................................................................... 10 Security Token(s)................................................................................................................................. 11 ACCESSING THE CCS .......................................................................................................................... 12 CHAPTER 2: Using Consolidation and Canvassing System.................................................................. 17 Initialization ........................................................................................................................................... 17 Generate Initialization Report ............................................................................................................ 18 To Print the Report ............................................................................................................................. 20 Monitoring .............................................................................................................................................. 21 Importing Result from PCOS (MBOC/CBOC only) ............................................................................... 21 Importing un-transmitted result from the CCS (PBOC/DBOC/NBOC only) ......................................... 22 Monitoring Results Transmission........................................................................................................ 22 Generation of CCS Reports .................................................................................................................. 26 Generate Canvass Report ................................................................................................................... 26 Generate Grouped Certificate of Canvass (COC) ................................................................................ 28 Generate Certificate of Canvass and Proclamation (COCP) ................................................................ 30 Generate Consolidated Statements of Votes (SOV) ........................................................................... 34 Administration ....................................................................................................................................... 35 Transmission of Results......................................................................................................................... 35 BACK-UP RESULTS ............................................................................................................................... 37 PRINT LOGS .......................................................................................................................................... 38 SHUTTING DOWN THE CCS ............................................................................................................. 39 Glossary ....................................................................................................................................................... 41

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Introduction
Welcome to the Operators Manual for the Consolidation and Canvassing System (CCS). This manual will be used to guide the CCS operator in the training process.

What is in this Manual
This manual is created to give an in detail understanding on the Consolidation and Canvassing System (CCS). This manual is divided into the following chapters: • • Chapter 1: Consolidation and Canvassing System presents an overview of the CCS that is implemented on the election event Chapter 2: Using Consolidation and Canvassing System (CCS) explains the application of CCS.

Target Audience
The CCS Operators Manual is to be used by the CCS operator in the technical support of the 2013 Automated National and Local Elections in the Philippines.

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CHAPTER 1: Consolidation and Canvassing System
Set-Up Procedure
Before proceeding with the canvassing process, the set-up of the canvassing should be done. The canvassing station is composed of the following: • • • Laptop with CCS installed Printer Transmission Medium (USB modem, BGAN, DSL Modem or VSAT)

The following activities explain how to set-up the canvassing station: • • • • Place the laptop and printer on top of a table Plug the power cable to the laptop and to the electrical outlet. Press the power button of the laptop to turn on and make sure that the Welcome page appears. Connect the Transmission medium of the laptop.

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Figure 1. Home Page

The Home Page consists of four (4) modules of the Canvassing System, as follows: • • • •

Administration Canvassing Monitoring Event logs

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Administration Module
These are the several functions of the Administration Module: • • • Transmit Results –send canvass results to upper level canvassing systems Back-up results – creates a back-up of all file received and generated in the machine Load PCOS results – loads the result from PCOS (MBOC/CBOC only) using the main memory card from the PCOS machine

Note: For DBOC/PBOC/NBOC, the function “Load CCS Results” will be visible instead of the “Load PCOS Results” This will load results from the lower level CCS using the CD used for the back-up results process.

Figure 2. Administration Module

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Canvassing Module
There are several functions in the Canvassing Module namely: • • Grouped Canvass Report – generates the Canvass Report grouping the Contest selected by the user Grouped Certificates of Canvass (COC) – generates the Certificate of Canvass for all positions or per candidate. THIS PROCEDURE IS NON-REVERSIBLE ONCE GENERATED, IT CANNOT BE RE-GENERATED Consolidated Statement of Votes (SOV) – generates the Statement of Votes (SOV) per precinct (for M/CBOC) or per city/municipality (for PBOC) or per province (for RBOC or NBOC). Certificates of Canvass and Proclamation (COCP)- generate the Certificate of Canvass of Votes and Proclamation (COCP) for winning candidates in this canvassing level View Grouped Certificates of Canvass – view and/or print all previously-generated canvassing reports Post Election Report – generates the Post-Canvass Election Report grouping the Contest selected by the user. View Election Returns – view election returns into the canvassing system

• • • •

Figure 3. Canvassing Module

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Monitoring Module
The control module shows the development of all the election process through centralized queries and viewing events registered on the system log. • • Report Result – this module allows the user to generate a report result by barangay/municipality/province Monitor Results Transmission – monitor which results have already been received by the system via electronic transmission or manual loading

Figure 4. Monitoring Module

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Event Log Module
The Event Log Module consists of the following functions: • • • • System Logs – View all logs of system –related events/activities that have been registered in the system Error Logs – view all logs of error messages registered in the machine Transmission Logs – view all logs of system related events/activities related to the electronic transmission of election results to and from this machine View/Print Logs Report - view and/or print previously generated log reports.

Figure 5. Event Log Module

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Security Token(s)
The Consolidation and Canvassing System features a physical protection and security against unauthorized access. This utilizes USB device with associated user/password combination as security token. The system can be configured to restrict certain function and grants access only when token is used. A verify Certificate dialog box may be have one (1) to three (3) security tokens. The system prompts a Verify Certificate dialog box for restricted function. Restricted function can be accessed by following the steps below: Step 1 : Insert the USB token in the USB port. Step 2 : Enter appropriate information in the User and Password fields. Step 3: Click the OK button make sure that the number of users needed to validate decreases by one before removing the token. Else, repeat the process from step 1.

Figure 6. Verify Certificate Dialog Box

Note: Perform steps 1 to 3 if more than one (1) token is required. The system reverts to the Home page after ten (10) minutes of inactivity. The verify Certificates process must be performed again.

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ACCESSING THE CCS
1. Once the machine is successfully restarted, the Welcome screen “Consolidation and
Canvassing System” will appear, click the [Enter] button to continue.

Figure 7. Welcome Page

2. Attach the USB modem to the left side USB port of the laptop. On the lower right portion of
the screen you will see the network icon, click on it then select the telco provider you’re connecting to. (Ex. Smart)

Figure 8.USB Modem

Figure 9.Network Connection

3. Supply the mobile broadband network pass if required.

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Figure 10. Modem Password Message

4. On the lower right portion of the screen, similar to the “Smart Connection Established”
message will appear and the network icon on the lower right portion of the screen will change.

Figure 11. Connection Status message

F igure 12. Network Icon

5. Attach the printer cable on the other left side USB port of the laptop. Power on the printer by
pressing the power on button located at the front side of the printer.

Figure 13. Connection Status message

Figure 14. Printer Power Button

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6. Enter the consolidation and canvassing system by typing the username and password in the
Log into the system page, then click the [Accept] button Note: For the Password field, please use the system password Ex. Username: usr6 Password: 123456

Figure 15. Log in to the System Page

Figure 16. Username & Password Field

7. To activate the elections, the username and password will be required. Type the username
and password, then click the [Accept] button. Note: For the Password field, please use the system password

Ex. Username: usr6 Password: 123456

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Figure 17. Election Activation Log-in page

8. The Validation window will appear asking 3 users to validate. Attach one token at a time, to

the right side USB port then type the token username on the Username field and the security key password of the token on the password field and then click the [OK] button. Remove the first USB, then repeat the process for the other 2 USB token. Note: For the security key password, please use the security key password not the system password. Make sure that the LED of the token is not blinking. Ex. User: usr6 Please type in the security key password: 654321

Figure18. User Validation Window

Figure 19. USB token insertion

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9. The message “The election with code 1 has been successfully activated” and “Users who
activated the election were: [usr29]” will appear. Click [Accept] button.

Figure20. Election Activation Page

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CHAPTER 2: Using Consolidation and Canvassing System
There are four major steps to follow when using the CCS in the 2013 National and Local elections. These are the following: • • • • Initialization Monitoring Generation of Reports Administration

There are sub steps within each step that needs to be followed in order. But there are also functions that can be accessed depending on implemented procedure.

Initialization
Initialization is the first process to activate the election. This is to generate the Initialization Report (Zero Tally Report). The Initialization Report contains the list of contes t and ques tions with zero votes on the City/Municipal and Distr ict/Provincial Canvass Repor t. This proves that there are no votes that have been canvassed and the sys tem is ready to accept results transmitted from the PCOS machines (MBOC/CBOC only) or from the MBOC (PBOC/DBOC only) or from the CBOC/DBOC/PBOC (NBOC only). It also includes a Certification page for the Board of Canvassers to affix their signature and thumbprint.

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Generate Initialization Report
1. The next page will display the Initialization Report page. On the right side of the page, scroll
down up to the bottom portion of the page and click the [Continue] button.

Figure 21. Initialization Report Page

Figure 22. Continue Button

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2. The Home Page displays.

Figure 24. Home Page

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To Print the Report
The report generated can be previewed in the form of portable data file (.pdf) format. The Acrobat Reader displays the report, which has the facility to print. 1. Click Print the Printer icon. The Print dialog box displays

F ig ur e 22 . Pr i n te r D ia lo g Box

Note: Click the Copies scroll arrow or enter the appropr iate number in the Copies field in the Page Handling section. 2. Click the Ok button. The report is sent to the printer.

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Monitoring

The Monitor ing module shows the development of all the election process through centralized queries and viewing events regis tered on the sys tem log. The development is indicated by s tatus of transmiss ion as represented by the following color code in the leftmost side:

Green Yellow Gray Red

: : : :

complete transmission partial transmission transmission on-hold transmission not yet started

Importing Result from PCOS (MBOC/CBOC only)
1. Connect the memory card reader from the CCS box and attach to the available USB port of the laptop. 2. Retrieve the CF card from the envelope and insert in the CF slot of the memory card reader. 3. Click Administration>Import Results. 4. The EML File page displays.

Figure 23. EML File Page

5. Click the Browse button. The File Upload dialog box displays. 6. Click the Card reader directory (Media) in the left pane of the File Upload dialog box. A file “RESTRANS” is one of the files that appear in the list at the right pane of the File Upload Dialog box. 7. Click “RESTRANS” file and click the Open button of the File Upload dialog box. The load EML File page reverts. 8. Click the Accept button of the EML File page. 9. Wait until the processing is finished. Homepage will be displayed with a message “The election returns was successfully processed

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Importing un-transmitted result from the CCS (PBOC/DBOC/NBOC only)
If CCS results cannot be transmitted, the District/Provincial BOC will receive an envelope labeled “NOT TRANSMITTED” from Reception and Custody Group (RCG) 1. Retrieve the Back-up CD from the envelope and insert in the CD drive of the laptop. 2. Click Administration> Load CCS results. Verify the certificate dialog box displays. 3. Insert a security token and enter the appropriate Username and Password into the corresponding fields. The EML File page displays. 4. Click the Browse button. The File Upload dialog box displays.

Figure 24. EML File Page

5. Click the CDROM directory in the left pane of the File Upload dialog box. A “BACKUP” folder is one of the folders that appear in the list at the right pane of the File Upload Dialog box 6. Double click “BACKUP” folder. A “STATION_TALLY.DD.MM.YYYY.HH.MM.SS” file is one of the files that appear in the list. 1. Click “STATIO N_TALLY.DD.MM.YYYY.HH.MM.SS” file and click the Open button of the File Upload dialog box. The Load EML File page r everts . 2. Click the Accept button of the EM L File page.

Monitoring Results Transmission
This function allows monitor ing s tatus of transmiss ion fr om clus tered precincts (MBOC/CBOC only) or from the MBOC (PBOC/DBO C only) or from the CBOC/DBOC/PBO C (NBOC only).

1. On the left portion of the screen click on the Monitoring Module.

Figure 25. Monitoring Module

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Figure 26. Monitoring Menus

2. Under the Monitoring Menu, click on Monitor results transmission link.

Figure 27. Monitor results transmission Link

3. The next page will show the status of the transmissions from clustered precincts. The colors of
the dots in the leftmost side represents the status of transmission as follows:

Green Yellow Gray Red

: : : :

complete transmission partial transmission transmission on-hold transmission not yet started

4. On the bottom portion of the page click the [Update Transmission Report] button from time to
time to refresh the page.

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Figure 28. Update Transmission Report Link

5. Wait until all the clustered precincts successfully transmit and the transmission status color
changes to green.

Figure 28. Transmission Monitoring Page

6.

After all the transmission status color changes to green, click the [Print] button to generate the Transmission Monitoring Report

Figure 29. Transmission Monitoring Report print button

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Figure 30. Transmission Monitoring Report

7. Click the [Continue] button to go back to the Home page.

Figure 31. Home Page

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Generation of CCS Reports Generate Canvass Report
1. Click the Canvassing Menu on the left portion of the screen. 2. Under Canvassing, click on Grouped Canvass Report. 3. The Validation window will appear asking 1 user to validate. Type the username of the
attached USB token on the Users field and the security key password of the token on the password field and then click the [OK] button.

Note: For the security key password, please use the security key password not the system password. Make sure that the LED of the token is not blinking. Ex. User: usr9 Please type in the security key password: 987654

Figure 32. User Validation Window

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Put a check on the checkbox then click the [Continue] button on the lower part of the screen to generate the Grouped Canvass Report.

Figure 33.

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5. The Canvass Report page will appear. On the right side of the page scroll down up to the
bottom portion of the page then click the [Continue] button.

Figure 35. Continue Button

6. After clicking the [Continue] button. It will now return to the homepage.

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Generate Grouped Certificate of Canvass (COC)
This report can be generated only after all expected results are received. However, in case there are remaining results that are not yet received but it will not affect the results of winning candidates, the system will allow you to generate COC by setting the threshold. Setting threshold will require a separate username and password that can be requested from COMELEC. generate COC: To

1. On the left portion of the screen, click on Canvassing Module. 2. Under Canvassing, click on Grouped Certificate of Canvas (COC) link. The Validation
window will appear asking 3 users to validate. Attach each one of the USB security token at a time then, type the username of the attach token on the Users field and the security key password of the token on the security key password field and then click the [OK] button. Note: For the security key password, please use the security key password not the system password. Make sure that the LED of the token is not blinking. Ex. User: usr9 Please type in the security key password: 987654

Figure 36. Security Validation Message

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3. Put a check on the checkbox then click the [Continue] button to generate the Grouped
Certificate of Canvass (COC) Report

Figure 37

4. The Certificate of Canvass page will appear. On the right side of the page, scroll down up
to the bottom portion of the page and click the [Continue] button on the lower part of the screen.

Figure 38. Continue Button

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5. The Validation window will appear asking 3 users to validate. Attach each one of the USB
security token at a time then, type the username of the attach token on the Users field and the security key password of the token on the security key password field and then click the [OK] button. Note: For the security key password, please use the security key password not the system password. Make sure that the LED of the token is not blinking. Ex. User: usr9 Please type in the security key password: 987654

6. It will now return to the homepage.

Generate Certificate of Canvass and Proclamation (COCP)
1. On the left portion of the screen, click on Canvassing. 2. Under Canvassing, click on Generate Certificate of Canvass and Proclamation (COCP). 3. The Generate Certificates of Canvass and Proclamation (COCP) page appears. On the Contest/Question/Deliberative Organization Column, select the position to generate COCP.

Figure 39. Canvassing menu

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4. The results page appears. On the right side of the page, scroll down up to the bottom portion of the page and click the [Accept] button.

Figure 41.

5. The page appears. On the right side of the page, scroll down up to the bottom portion of the page and click the [Print] button.

Figure 42.

3. The Certificate of Canvass of Votes and Proclamation report page appears. On the right side of the page, scroll down up to the bottom portion of the page and click the [Continue] button 4. It will return to the Generate Certificates of Canvass and Proclamation (COCP) page. On Information Technology Department Page 31

the Contest/Question/Deliberative Organization Column, select the next question.

Figure 43.

5. The nominal proclamations page appears. On the right side of the page, scroll down up to the bottom portion of the page and click the [Accept] button.

Figure 44

6. The print page appears. On the right side of the page, scroll down up to the bottom portion of the page and click the [Print] button.

Figure 45

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7. The Certificate of Canvass of Votes and Proclamation report page appears. On the right side of the page, scroll down up to the bottom portion of the page and click the [Continue] button

Figure 46

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8. It will now return to the homepage

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Generate Consolidated Statements of Votes (SOV)
1. On the left portion of the screen, click on Canvassing. Under Canvassing, click on Generate Consolidated Statement of Votes (SOV). The Validation window will appear asking 3 users to validate. Attach each one of the USB security token at a time then, type the username of the attach token on the Users field and the security key password of the token on the security key password field and then click the [OK] button.

Figure 48

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2. The Statement of Votes report page will appear. On the right side of the page, scroll down up to the bottom portion of the page and click the [Continue] button.

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3. The Validation window will appear asking 3 users to validate. Attach each one of the USB security token at a time then, type the username of the attach token on the Users field and the security key password of the token on the security key password field and then click the [OK] button. Note: For the security key password, please use the security key password not the system password. Make sure that the LED of the token is not blinking. Ex. User: usr9 Please type in the security key password: 987654 4. It will now return to the homepage.

Administration Transmission of Results
1. On the left portion of the screen, click on Administration. Under Administration, click on Transmit Results link to transmit municipal/provincial canvass results to the designated destinations. The Validation window will appear asking 1 user to validate. Attach one of the USB security token then, type the username of the attach token on the Users field and the security key password of the token on the security key password field and then click the [OK] button.

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Figure 51

2. Put a check on the checkbox then click the [Continue] button on the lower part of the screen. 3.

Figure 52

3. The transmit result page will appear. Similar to the message below will appear at the topmost portion of the page indicating that the transmission is successfully delivered to the designated destination. On the right side of the page, scroll down up to the bottom portion of the page and click the [Accept] button.

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Figure 53

4. It will now return to the homepage.

BACK-UP RESULTS
1. Insert a blank CD in the CD drive of the laptop. 2. Click Back-up Results link in the Administration Module. 3. The Validation window will appear asking 2 users to validate. Attach each one of the USB security token at a time then, type the username of the attach token on the Users field and the security key password of the token on the security key password field and then click the [OK] button. 4. After the CCS Results is successfully back-up, the Back-up Results page displays

Figure 54

5. Click the Accept button. 6. Remove the CD from the CD drive of the laptop.

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PRINT LOGS
1. On the left portion of the screen click on Event Logs. 2. Under Monitoring, click on Print Logs.

3. The Print Logs page will appear. On the right side of the page, scroll down up to the bottom portion of the page and click the [Print] button.

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4. The Print Logs report page appears. Click on the print icon to print the report. The Print window will appear, on the Print Range section, click on Current view then click the [OK] button. 5. On the right side of the page, scroll down up to the bottom portion of the page and click [Continue] button. 6. It will now return to the homepage. Information Technology Department Page 38

SHUTTING DOWN THE CCS
3. On the left portion of the screen, click on Exit to exit the Consolidation and Canvassing System. 4. Detached the printer cable to the left side USB port of the laptop. Power off the printer by pressing the power button located at the front side of the printer.

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5. On the lower right portion of the screen you will see the network icon, click on it then select Disconnect.

Figure 59

6. Press the Power button of the laptop. The Shut Down Computer dialog box displays.

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Figure 60

7. Detached the USB modem on the left side USB port of the laptop.

Figure 61

8. Pack the CCS

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Glossary
Terms/Initials AES Ballot Definition Automated Election System Refers to the paper, whether pr inted or generated by the technology applied, on which each voter casts or records his votes. Board of Election Ins pectors Board of Canvassers City Board of Canvas sers Canvass Repor ts ; A type of Tally Bulletin; Repor ts that inform about the progress of the election event, showing the way in which the results are being received and tallied. (See figure in page 25) Cons olidation and Canvassing Sys tem; Als o referred as REIS; Is a s oftware installed in a laptop that consolidates and processes data from the tabulated ballots entered in the PCOS machine. Certificate of Canvass; A type of Tally Bulletin; Reports that are issued when the election event ends. (See figure in page 27 and 28) Certificates of Canvass and Proclamation; A legal document that reflects the results of the regional elections in a specific circumscription. Commission On Elections Combination of the Consolidated Canvass and Cer tificates of Canvass

BEI BOC CBOC CR

CCS

COC

COCP

COMELEC Consolidated Canvass and Certificates of Canvass Consolidated Canvass Repor ts Consolidated Statement of Votes (SOV) DBOC EDMP Election Board

Combination of the Canvass Reports Combination of the Consolidated Statement of Votes (SOV)

Dis tr ict Board of Canvassers Election- Day Management Platform; One of the components of SAES The Adminis trative Agency in charge of the National and Page 41

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Local Election Election Precinct A s pace enclosed by the walls or other boundar ies of a particular place, or by an ar bitrary and im aginary line drawn around it, where voters go to cas t their votes . Election Returns ; A document in electr onic and printed form directly produced by the counting or voting machine, showing the date of the election, the province, municipality, and the precinct in which is held and the votes in figures for each candidate in a precinct in areas whereas Automated Election System (AES) is utilized. Election Mark-up Language Als o referred as the Start page; This is the main page on a Web s ite or Application which usually points to all other pages on the s ite. This can be used to welcome us ers/ vis itors to the site and tell them what your site is about. National Board of Canvassers National Coordinator National Suppor t Center Provincial Board of Canvassers Provincial Coordinator Precinct-Count Optical Scanner ; The mos t common firmware and hardware of the SAES 1800; Is a ballot counting machine designed to s can marked paper ballots, interpret the voter marks, tabulate each vote, and s tore safely each ballot. Personal Identification Number Documents that proclaim and publish the candidate winners for a given contest/question once s igned by the author ized officials of the Election Boar d. Regional Coordinator Real- time Electoral Information Sys tem (also known as Cons olidation and Canvassing Sys tem) Relative Major ity; Issues the following documents: Canvass Repor ts and Proclamation Results Smartmatic Auditable Election Sys tem Statement of Votes ; A document containing the votes obtained by candidates in each precinct in a city/municipality

ER

EML File Home Page

NBOC NC NSC PBOC PC PCOS

PIN Proclamation Results RC REIS RM SAES SOV

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