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Gus Lagman TransparentElections.

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Yes! Very.

How can ´dagdag-bawasµ ´dagdagbe automated?

1. Voters mark preprinted ballots 2. Voters feed ballots into OMR (PCOS) 3. Ballots drop automatically into ballot box 4. At end of voting, votes counted; ERs printed 5. PCOS electronically sends ERs and scanned ballots to CMBOC w/c will print SOV, COC 6. ERs also sent to dominant party, dominant opposition, citizens arm, and media

CITY/MUNICIPAL BOARD OF CANVASSERS

PROVINCIAL BOARD OF CANVASSERS

NATIONAL BOARD OF CANVASSERS

DOMINANT PARTY

DOMINANT OPPOSITION

CITIZENS ARM

MEDIA & OTHERS

PRECINCTS

7. CMBOC sends SOV/COC to PBOC w/c will print Prov SOVs and COCs 8. PBOC sends PSOV/PCOC to NBOC w/c will print final results

PCOS

Why can·t we trust PCOS?
1. A ´cheatingµ program could be hidden inside PCOS 2. Source code not allowed to be reviewed (violated the law) 3. Print-out/display of choices disabled 4. Counting NOT public (´Secret Voting, Public Countingµ) 5. Compact flash (CF) cards could be pre-loaded with votes 6. Secret passwords (digital signatures) of the teachers are known to Smartmatic

15 days before E-day, can we still do Esomething to make our elections credible?
y Yes, manually count all ballots (100%), but only on 3 positions ² president, vicevicepresident, and mayor. (3 hours) y If the discrepancy against the PCOS count is less than 1%, then electronically transmit the PCOS count. y If equal or more than 1%, then manually count all the positions and physically transmit the manual count. (4 days)

If we do this simple step « then the mistrust on PCOS would be gone
1. A ´cheatingµ program could be hidden inside PCOS 2. Source code not allowed to be reviewed (violated the law) 3. Print-out/display of choices disabled 4. Counting NOT public (´Secret Voting, Public Countingµ) 5. Compact flash (CF) cards could be pre-loaded with votes 6. Secret passwords (digital signatures) of the teachers are known to Smartmatic

Questions the Comelec might ask:
y Q: There·s no time to prepare for it y A: They said they would prepare for 30% y y y y y y

manual count.Why not increase that to 100%? Q: What about delivery of the forms to the precincts? A: It will only take 2-4 days. Q: We need to prepare the General Instructions? A: We already prepared a draft of the GI for a 100% manual count. Q: It·s not in the law A: The law does not prohibit it either

y "SECTION 1.Declaration of Policy. - It is policy of the

State to ensure free, orderly, honest, peaceful, credible and informed elections, plebiscites, referenda, recall and other similar electoral exercises by improving on the election process and adopting systems, which shall involve the use of an automated election system that will ensure the secrecy and sanctity of the ballot and all election, consolidation and transmission documents in order that the process shall be transparent and credible and that the results shall be fast, accurate and reflective of the genuine will of the people. y "The State recognizes the mandate and authority of the Commission to prescribe adoption and use of the most suitable technology of demonstrated capability taking into account the situation prevailing in the area and the funds available for the purpose."

y Ours is a most reasonable request. It is a simple and most logical solution to the uncertainties in the coming election. y There is absolutely no reason why the Comelec should not accept our recommendation. y We are willing to sit down with the Comelec to plan out the steps.

Thank you