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DIFFERENCE

BETWEEN
2016
AUTOMATED
ELECTIONS AND THE 2010 AND 2013 ELECTIONS
 PCOS machine replaced by more modern Vote
Counting Machine (VCM) which is faster and contains
more security features;
Number of voters per VCM lowered from 1,000 in 2010
to 800 in 2016;
Headphones are available to give audio instructions to
PWDs or senior citizens with difficulty of hearing;
Polling starts at 6 a.m. and ends at 5 a.m.
The Election Day Computerized Voters List (EDCVL)
contains a picture, signature and thumbprint from the

 There is an ON SCREEN VERIFICATION where the voter
can see on the screen the candidates that he voted for;
 The ON SCREEN VERIFICATION will instantly flash so
that it can print a VOTER’S RECEIPT where votes are
printed;
 The Voter’s Receipt should not be pulled but folded by
the BEI and cut with the use of scissors;
After examining the voter’s receipt, the voter shall drop
it in the VOTER’S RECEIPT RECEPTACLE box before
leaving the polling place. Bringing the voter’s receipt

IMPORTANT REMINDERS
• Secrecy of the voting process is sacred. Use the ballot
secrecy folder while voting and while feeding the ballot
to the VCM.
• Do not show to anyone your ballot.
• Taking of pictures of the ballot and the Voter’s Receipt is
prohibited.
• A voter can under vote but over voting should be
avoided.
• It is an election offense to bring out the Voter’s Receipt,
ballot, Ballot Secrecy Folder and Marking Pen.

Knows how to read and write Filipino. B. English of the prevailing local dialect. Is of good moral character C. E. . Is a registered voter of the city or municipality where he or she is assigned.QUALIFICATIONS OF WATCHERS A. Is not related within the fourth civil degree of consanguinity of affinity to the chairman or any other member of the BEI in the polling place where he or she seeks appointment as a watcher. Has not been convicted by final judgment of any election offense or of any other crime D.

RIGHTS AND DUTIES OF WATCHERS • Arrive at the polling place before the start of the polling place on May 9. 2016 • Upon entering the polling place. present to the chairman of the BEI appointment as watcher • Appointment as watcher shall bear the signature of the candidate or duly authorized representative of the party .

as well as of the printed election returns and the ballot box. provided the secrecy of the ballot shall be maintained at all times. Stay in the place reserved for them inside the polling place 2. Take note of what they see and hear. Take photographs of the proceedings during the testing and sealing of the VCM and voting.Rights of watchers 1. Witness and inform themselves of the proceedings of the BEI 3. 4. counting and transmission of election results. .

Position themselves behind the chairman of the BEI in such a way that they can read the election returns while the chairman is publicly announcing the precinct results. Obtain from the BEI a certificate as to the filing of such protest and/or resolution thereof.6. 8. .

The right to obtain one copy from the 22 election returns printed by the VCM AFTER TRANSMISSION. the right to affix their signatures and thumbmark in the Election Returns printed by the VCM after the close of voting. the right to obtain the sixth copy from the eight(8) Election Returns that the VCM shall print BEFORE TRANSMISSION.In addition. Being the Dominant Minority Party. .

. to 5:00 o’clock p.DATE. TIME AND PLACE OF VOTING Date: May 9.M. 2016 (Monday) Time: 6:00 o’clock A.m.

Any voter in the list who is not present or does not respond when called shall no longer be allowed to vote. . The voters so listed shall be called to vote by the poll clerk by announcing near the door of the polling place in a tone loud enough to be heard throughout the polling place. shall still be allowed to cast their votes . each name three(3) times in the order in which they are listed.m. The said list shall be attached to the Minutes.Voters who have not yet cast their votes but are within thirty (30) meters from the polling place by 5:00 p. The poll clerk shall promptly prepare a complete list in duplicate containing the names of said voters numbered consecutively.

Post one copy of the PCVL of each precinct in the cluster near or at the door of the polling place. d. BEFORE POLLING STARTS BEI shall: a. c.ON THE DAY OF VOTING. Meet at the polling place not later than six o’clock in the morning of Election Day. b. Ensure that the VCM box and the ballot box are inside the polling place. Set up the polling place. .

VCM box is sealed. break the seal. Ballot box is empty and thereafter. retrieve the VCM from its box. and 3. g. 2. .e. Remove the paper seal of the VCM box. Show to the watchers and the public present that the: 1. Package of official ballots is duly sealed and thereafter. lock with four(4) seals. f. Show to the public that the slots labeled “A” and “B” containing the main SD and back up SD cards are sealed.

Open the thermal paper printer cover and ensure that a roll of official thermal paper is installed. Turn on the VCM . l. i. Connect the battery to the VCM DC power port (12 VDC). Close the thermal paper printer cover. Place the VCM properly on top of the ballot box. Connect the power adaptor to the VCM AC power powerport (220 VAC) and plug the other end to the electric outlet. m. k.h. j.

2. .• Wait until the VCM displays the message: PLEASE INSERT SECURITY KEY FOR AUTHENTICATION” • The BEI member shall: 1. A message “PLEASE CHOOSE YOUR ROLE” and the role of the BEIs will be displayed on the screen. the VCM will then display the message “PLEASE CHOOSE YOUR USERNAME” with “BEI POLL CLERK” and “BEI MEMBER” options. Select “MEMBERS”. Place his iButton on top of the iButton security key receptacle and apply a slight pressure thereon.

A message “BEI POLL CLERK PIN IS CORRECT.“PLEASE CHOOSE YOUR USERNAME”. A message: “BEI MEMBER PIN IS CORRECT. THANK YOU. • Enter the security PIN of BEI member. THANK YOU” appears on the screen and the VCM will return to the previous display.” appears on the screen and the VCM will display the MAIN MENU . • Select “BEI POLL CLERK” • The VCM will display “PLEASE ENTER YOUR PIN” • Enter the security PIN of the poll clerk.• Select “BEI MEMBER” • The VCM will display the message “PLEASE ENTER YOUR PIN”.

select “BEI MEMBER” b. the VCM will display the message “PLEASE ENTER YOUR PIN”. THANK YOU” appears on the screen and the VCM will return to the previous display: “PLEASE CHOOSE YOUR USERNAME”. THANK YOU” appears on the screen and the VCM will now display: “OPEN VOTING”. f. c. Enter the security PIN of poll clerk. a. A message “BEI POLL CLERK PIN IS CORRECT. Enter the security PIN of BEI member. Select “BEI POLL CLERK”. The VCM will then display the message ‘PLEASE CHOOSE YOUR USERNAME” with “BEI POLL CLERK” and “BEI MEMBER” options. A message “BEI MEMBER PIN IS CORRECT. the VCM will display the message “PLEASE ENTER YOUR PIN”. . e. d.• The BEI member will then select “ELECTION” then “OPEN VOTING” 1.

machine ID. The messages “OPEN VOTING” and “PRINTING REPORT”… will appear on the screen while simultaneously printing the initialization report. number of valid votes cast. number od voters who actually voted. . and number of rejected ballots. the VCM will display the message : “THE ELECTION IS NOW OPEN”.• The VCM is now ready to print the Initialization Report. The report shall show ZERO (0) vote for each candidate including the geographic information (region / province /municipality/ barangay/polling center/ clustered precinct/ precinct in a cluster). number of registered voters. • After printing the Initialization Report.

including the representatives of the political parties. • After printing the initialization report. the VCM will automatically return to the Election Menu. The Chairman. Press the “BACK” button to proceed with the scanning of ballots. At this time. shall affix their signatures thereon. • The VCM is now ready to accept ballots.• Detach the Initialization Report. Place the initialization report in the envelope (A17-TS) provided for the purpose. candidates or citizens’ arms present.” . BEI Member and poll clerk. the VCM screen will display the message “PLEASE INSERT BALLOT/PAKI PASOK AND BALOTA.

Date and time Lower left corner.Precinct Code .Number of Ballots Cast Lower left corner.• Ensure that the INSERT BALLOT screen displays the following details: Upper left corner (Status of VCM) – OPEN Upper right corner.

duly signed by the EO: a. The voter has transferred residence to another district/city/municipality. . The voter has died.WHO MAY VOTE: ALL registered voters whose names appear in the EDCVL may vote on the 2016 NLE unless their names are manually crossed out from the same list with the following annotations. b.

CHALLENGE AGAINST ILLEGAL VOTERS • Any voter or watcher may challenge any person offering to vote for: a. Suffering from an existing disqualification. c. b. Using the name of another. Being not registered. .

the BEI shall identify the voter through his specimen signature in the EDCVL. . identity or qualification. In case the identity of the voter is challenged. any member of the BEI may identify under oath a voter personally known to him or her which act of identification shall be recorded in the Minutes. In the absence of any of the above-mentioned proof of identity.In such cases. the BEI shall determine the truthfulness of the ground for the challenge by requiring proof of registration.

Made a bet or interested directly or indirectly in a bet that depends upon the results of the election. c. contributed. offered or promised to pay. paid. . Made or received a promise to influence the giving or withholding of any such vote. offered or promised to contribute money or anything of value as consideration for his vote or for the vote of another.CHALLENGE BASED ON CERTAIN ILLEGAL ACTS Any voter or watcher may challenge any person offering to vote on the ground that he or she: a. Received or expects to receive. b.

and the voter shall be allowed to vote. the challenged voter may take an oath before the BEI that he or she has not committed any of the act alleged in the challenge.In such cases. Record of challenges and oaths – The BEI shall record in the Minutes all challenges and oaths taken and its decision in each case . In case the voter refuses to take such oath the challenge shall be sustained. the challenge shall be dismissed and the voter shall be allowed to vote. Upon taking such oath.

c.Rules to be observed during the voting a. However if it should become necessary to make room for more ballots. Voters shall vote in the order of their arrival in the polling place b. There shall be no crowding of voters and disorderly behavior inside the polling place and e. in the presence of the watchers and the public: . No person carrying any firearm or any other deadly weapon except jail/prison escorts and those expressly authorized by the COMELEC . The ballot box shall remain locked during the voting. No watchers shall enter the place reserved for the voters and the BEI or mingle and talk with the voters. d. the BEIs shall. shall enter the polling place.

The chairman shall press down with his hands the ballots contained therein without removing any of them after which the BEI shall close the box by sealing it.1. 2. . and make room for the ballots. Such fact shall be recorded in the Minutes. the ballot box may be opened. If still the ballot cannot go through the ballot box. Remove the VCM from the top of the ballot box and shake the ballot box to wobble the contents therein.

PERSONS ALLOWED INSIDE THE POLLING PLACE a. Representatives of the COMELEC. g. Members of the BEI b. . Jail/Prison escorts escorting detainee voters. Watchers who shall stay only in the space reserved for them. Voters casting their votes. f. Voters waiting for their turn to cast their votes. Technical support personnel assigned in the voting center. d. e. c.

. b. barangay tanods or other similar forces or para-military forces.PERSONS NOT ALLOWED TO ENTER THE POLLING PLACE IT IS UNLAWFUL FOR THE FOLLOWING PERSONS TO ENTER THE POLLING PLACE OR TO STAY WITHIN A RADIUS OF FIFTY (50) METERS FROM THE POLLING PLACE EXCEPT TO VOTE: a. whether elected or appointed. c. strike forces. reaction forces. All other kinds of armed or unarmed extra-legal police forces and. CAFGU. special forces. Any peace officer or any armed person belonging to any extra-legal police agency. Any barangay official. Any officer or member of t he AFP/PNP. d. including special forces. security guards and special policemen.

Bring the ballot.PROHIBITIONS ON VOTING It shall be unlawful for a voter to: a. b. e. Erase any printing from the ballot or put any distinguishing mark on the ballot. . Prepare his or her ballot without using the ballot secrecy folder or to exhibit its contents. d. Fill out his or her ballot accompanied by another except in case of an illiterate or PWD. ballot secrecy folder or marking pen or voter’s receipt outside of the polling place. Speak with anyone while inside the polling place. c.

including but not limited to digital cameras or cellular phones for whatever purpose while inside the polling place. Use of capturing devices. or h. g. Disrupt or attempt to disrupt the normal operations of the VCM .f. Intentionally tear or deface the ballot.

Member of the BEI. b. or c. •.A person who is physically impaired may. upon his request be assisted in feeding his ballot into the VCM by the BEI member or support staff who shall ensure that the contents of the ballot are not displayed during its feeding into the VCM. If so he or she may be assisted in the preparation of his or her ballot by any: a. Relative within the fourth civil degree of consanguinity or affinity.PREPARATION OF BALLOTS FOR ILLITERATE AND PERSON WITH DISABILITY No voter shall be allowed to vote as an illiterate or a PWD unless such fact is indicated in the EDCVL. In which case this fact should be put in the Minutes. Person of his confidence who belongs to the same household. .

• The person assisting shall bind himself in writing and under oath to fill out the ballot strictly in accordance with the instructions of the voter and not to reveal its contents by indicating the appropriate data and affixing his or her signature in the corresponding space in the Minutes. in the presence of the illiterate or PWD. • No person except the members of the BEI may assist an illiterate or a PWD more than three(3) times.• All persons assisting must be of voting age. as the case may be. • In all cases. prepare the ballot using a ballot secrecy folder or voting booth. . • The person assisting the illiterate or PWD shall. the poll clerk shall first verify from the Illiterate or PWD whether the latter has authorized a person to help him or her to cast his or her vote.

Number of voters who have already voted or failed to vote thus far. c. Any other fact tending to show or showing the state of . b.PROHIBITION AGAINST PREMATURE ANNOUNCEMENT OF VOTING THE MEMBERS OF THE BEI ARE PROHIBITED FROM ANNOUNCING THE FOLLOWING MATTERS DURING THE VOTING PERIOD: a. Whether a certain registered voter has already voted or not.

and determine his precinct number and sequence number. If the voter’s name is not in the EDCVL. and shall be requested to leave the . Approach any member of the BEI or its Support Staff if any. Verify if the name of the voter is in the EDCVL. precinct number and sequence number b. and state his name. Look for his name in the PCVL posted near the door of the polling place. The Poll Clerk or the Support Staff shall: 1. 2. the voter shall not be allowed to vote.MANNER OF OBTAINING BALLOTS a. The Voter shall: 1.

If stained. except barangay certificate of community tax certificate. If his name is found. his fingernails shall be checked for any indelible ink stain. If the fingernail is not stained. The voter shall be directed to leave the polling place after informing him the reason thereof.2. . establish the identity of the voter through the following: i. it shall be a conclusive presumption that he has already cast his vote. His photograph or specimen signature in the EDCVL or in any other authentic identification document. 3.

If not satisfied with his identity. . the voter shall be directed to leave the polling place after informing him of the reason therefor. In the absence of any of the above-mentioned proof of identity. 4.ii. If satisfied with his identity the name of the voter shall be distinctly announced in a tone aloud enough to be heard throughout the polling place. any member of the BEI or any registered voter of the precinct may identify under oath the voter and such fact shall be reflected in the Minutes.

Thereafter the voter shall be directed to the chairman who shall: i. Failure to authenticate the ballot shall not invalidate the ballot but shall constitute an election offense . Authenticate the ballot by affixing his signature at the designated space of the front of the ballot. require the voter to sign in the EDCVL. In case of illiterate or PWD voters who cannot sign. require the said voters to affix their thumbmarks in the EDCVL. If the voter is not challenged or having been challenged the question has been decided in his favor. 6.5.

Show to the voter that the ballot being given is not torn or smudged and has not been filled up. iv. v. Instruct the voter how to fill up the ballot properly. ONLY THE CHAIRMAN SHALL ISSUE THE OFFICIAL BALLOTS AND NOT MORE THAN ONE BALLOT SHALL BE ISSUED AT ONE TIME.ii. Give the ballot secrecy folder and the marking pen to the voter with the instruction that the ballot shall be kept clean and free frim unnecessary markings. . and vi. iii. Direct the voter to fill up the ballot in the designated voting area. Place such ballot inside the ballot secrecy folder.

Using a ballot secrecy folder and the marking pen provided by the Commission.MANNER OF VOTING a. The voter shall: 1. after which the voter shall return the ballot secrecy folder and marking pen to the third member. . insert his/her ballot in the VCM’s ballot entry slot. After accomplishing the ballot. and 2. accomplish the ballot by FULLY SHADING THE CIRCLE beside the names of the candidates and the party list of his choice.

The VCM will display “PROCESSING…. It will then display the message.i. “THE VOTING EXPERIENCE TIMEOUT HAS EXPIRED/AND NAKALAAN NA ORAS PARA SA PAGBOBOTO AY NAKALIPAS NA” iii. .The ballot shall automatically be dropped inside the ballot box. YOUR VOTE RECEIPT IS BEING PRINTED/ ANG RESIBO NG IYONG BOTO AY PINI-PRINT” and a receipt will be printed. The VCM will flash some of the names of the candidates voted for. ii. / PAKIHINTAY …KASALUKUYANG PINOPROSESO”. The VCM will then display the message “YOUR VOTE HAS BEEN CAST/ANG IYONG BOTO AY NAISAMA NA.

The third member/support staff shall stand beside the VCM without being able to view the screen. 2.b. Fold the receipt in such a way that its contents cannot be seen and then cut the end of the receipt using non-pointed scissors. Monitor the VCM screen to ensure that the ballot is successfully accepted and the receipt is printed. Every time the end-of-roll color indicator appears. . but near enough to be able to perform the following: 1. the third member shall replace the thermal paper.

3. and hand the receipt to the voter. For this purpose. the black box containing the Official Ballots shall serve as the Voter’s Receipt Receptacle which shall be placed in an area visible to the third member/support staff/citizens arm member and watchers. The BEI shall ensure that only the voter can read the receipt and advice the voter that bring the receipt outside the polling place is illegal. Apply indelible ink to the voter’s right forefinger nail or any other nail if there be no forefinger nail. The BEI shall ensure that all Official Ballots are removed from the black box before the .

Attach the Voter’s Receipt to the Minutes (copy for the Ballot Box) . c. drop the same in the Voter’s Receipt Receptacle and leave the polling place. In case an objection is raised by the voter on the way the VCM read his/her ballot: a. Instruct the voter to affix his signature at the back of the Voter’s Receipt. b. Note the specific objection in the Minutes.4. Instruct the voter to go near the Voter’s Receipt Receptacle located beside the VCM to verify his or her votes as appearing on the receipt.

.d. The BEI members shall affix names and signatures on the tape. The BEI shall then place the Voters Receipt Receptacle inside the ballot box. At the close of the polls. the BEI shall seal the Voter’s Receipt Receptacle with packaging tape. if the latter can accommodate the receptacle. The BEI shall also require the watchers present to affix their names and signatures.

2. the voter shall return the ballot to the chairman who shall: 1. Distinctly mark the back thereof as REJECTED.Rejected Ballots. Procedure In case ballots are rejected by the VCM during the scanning. Require all members of the BEI to sign at the back thereof. the BEI shall allow the voter to re-feed the ballot four(4) times in four(4) different orientations. If the ballot is still rejected. and 3. Place the rejected ballot inside the envelope for Rejected Ballots .

Any party objecting to the rejection of the ballot shall reduce his objection in writing which the BEI shall attach to and note in the Minutes. .No replacement ballot shall be issued to the voter whose ballot is rejected by the VCM except if the rejection of the ballot is not due to the fault of the voter.

The VCM shall then display the message “BEI CHAIRMAN PIN IS CORRECT. after which the VCM will display message “PLEASE ENTER YOUR PIN”. The chairman shall enter his PIN.CLOSING OF POLLS. the chairman shall close the voting by following the following procedures: 1. 3. apply slight pressure thereto.” 4. 2. The VCM will then display the MAIN MENU. PRINTING OF REPORTS a. . The chairman shall place his iButton security key on top of the iButton security key receptacle. After all the voters have cast their votes. COUNTING OF VOTES AND TRANSMISSION OF RESULTS. THANK YOU.

The VCM will now display the Election Menu with the option “CLOSE VOTING”. The chairman shall press “OK”. A message “BEI CHAIRMAN PIN IS CORRECT. Press this option. the VCM shall display the following message ‘PRESS OK TO ADD A DIGITAL SIGNATURE TO THE ELECTION RESULTS. . choose “ELECTION”. the VCM will display the message “PLEASE ENTER YOUR PIN”. THANK YOU” appears on the screen. Enter the security PIN of the chairman. c. The following procedures should be performed: 1. After choosing Close Voting. Thereafter. 2. From the Main Menu.b. NUMBER OF SIGNATURE [0/3] “ with “OK” and “CANCEL” options.

The VCM shall display the message “PRESS OK TO ADD A DIGITAL . The poll clerk shall now enter his/her digital signature password. The VCM shall display the message “PLEASE ENTER THE DIGITAL SIGNATURE PASSWORD”. 4. The poll clerk will place his/her security iButton (security key) on top of the iButton security key receptacle and apply a slight pressure thereon. Upon pressing the “OK” button.3. and will display the message “PLEASE TAP THE IBUTTON ON THE IBUTTON RECEPTACLE”. The VCM shall thereafter display the message “THE SIGNATURE HAS BEEN ADDED SUCCESSFULLY”. 5. the VCM will require the security key password.

SIGNATURE TO THE ELECTION RESULTS NUMBER OF
SIGNATURES: [1/3] with “OK” and “CANCEL” options,
the poll clerk shall press “OK”.
6. Upon pressing the “OK” button, the VCM will require
the security key password, thus “PLEASE TAP THE
IBUTTON ON THE IBUTTON RECEPTACLE”. The BEI
member will place his/her iButton on top of the iButton
security key receptacle and apply a slight pressure
thereon. The VCM will display the message “PLEASE
ENTER THE DIGITAL SIGNATURE PASSWORD” . The
BEI member shall now enter his/her digital signature

7. The VCM will display the message “PRESS OK TO ADD A
DIGITAL SIGNATURE TO THE ELECTION RESULTS. NUMBER
OF SIGNATURES [2/3]” with “OK” and “CANCEL” options. The BEI
member shall press “OK”.
8. The VCM will require the security key password, thus ‘PLEASE
TAP THE IBUTTON ON THE IBUTTON RECEPTACLE.”
9. The chairman will place his/her iButton(security key) on top of
the iButton security key receptacle and apply a slight pressure
thereon. The VCM shall display the message “PLEASE ENTER THE
DIGITAL SIGNATURE PASSWORD”. The chairman shall now enter
his/her digital; signature password. The VCM shall thereafter
display the message “THE SIGNATURE HAS BEEN ADDED
SUCCESSFULLY.

d. The VCM shall automatically print the
eight(8) copies of the NATIONAL returns,
and eight (8) copies of the LOCAL
returns.
Detach the election returns and place them in
the envelope provided for the purpose.
Observe that the VCM status shall now
indicate: “CLOSED”

e. the VCM will display the message “DO YOU WANT TO TRANSMIT ELECTION RETURNS” with “YES” or “NO” options. f. . Choose “YES”. The VCM will display the message “PLEASE PLUG IN THE TRANSMISSION DEVICE.” Any of the BEI members shall insert the USB transmitting device to the USB port. After printing the eight (8) copies of National returns and eight(8) copies of Local returns.

. After successful transmission to the transparency server. The VCM will automatically send election results to the transparency server displaying the message ‘SENDING PACKAGE TO THE ‘KBP’ TRANSPARENCY SERVER THROUGH ETH0”. h. the VCM will send to the C/MBOC displaying the message: “SENDING PACKAGE TO THE C/MBOC: city/municipality name THROUGH ETHO”. After which. the VCM will then transmit to the central server displaying the message “SENDING PACKAGE TO THE CENTRAL: CENTRAL THROUGH ETHO”.g. i.

. l. m. Detach the transmission report and the election returns. After transmission. The VCM will return to the Main Menu. the VCM will print automatically the remaining twenty two (22) copies of the National Returns and twenty two(22) copies of the Local Returns. Verify if there was successful transmission of election results to the intended recipients. k. the VCM will automatically print the Transmission Report. Thereafter.j.

The VCM will display the message “TRANSMITTING RESULTS”. “CENTRAL: CENTRAL”. Choose the recipient where transmission failed. 3.n. “C/MBOC: name of provincecity/municipality” and “SELECT ALL”. If transmission to any or all of the intended recipient/s failed. . The VCM shall display the options “KBP: TRANSPARENCY SERVER”. From the Main Menu. choose “ELECTION” then “RETRANSMIT RESULTS”. the election results shall be manually re-transmitted by performing the following procedure: 1. 2.

4. Verify if there was successful transmission of election results to the intended recipients. The VCM shall automatically print the Transmission Report. 5. .

The VCM will print the report. and “PRINT AUDIT REPORT”. Detach the Report. Choose “STATISTICAL REPORT”. The BEI member shall now print the Statistical Report and Audit Reportt.o. The VCM shall return to the MAIN Menu. The VCM shall display the following options “PRINT NATIONAL RETURNS REPORT”. “PRINT STATISTICALL REPORT”. . choose “REPORTS”. 2. “PRINT LOCAL RETURNS REPORT”. From the Main Menu. 3. 1.

8. 7. The VCM will return to the Main Menu. The VCM will print the complete audit log. Choose “PRINT AUDIT REPORT”. The VCM will display the message “DO YOU WANT TO PRINT THE COMPLETE AUDIT LOG?” with “YES” or “NO” options. .5. 6. Choose “YES”.

Select “YES”. The BEI member shall now choose “ELECTION” then “WRITE PROTECT DATA” from the Election Menu. Upon pressing “YES” the VCM will display the messages “LOCK BACKUP MEMORY” and ‘LOCKING EXTERNAL MEMORY. . . s. Press OK. The backup SD card shall not be removed from the VCM and the cover of slot “B: shall remain locked. DO YOU WANT TO CONTINUE?” with “YES” or “NO” options. . “ The VCM will then display the following messages “LOCKING EXTERNAL STORAGE DEVICE” and “THE BACKUP SD CARD IS LOCKED PLEASE PRESS THE OK BUTTON TO SHUTDOWN THE SYSTEM”. The VCM shall now be completely shut off. t.p. r. Remove the main SD card from slot “A” of the VCM. q. The VCM shall display the message “LOCK BACKUP MEMORY” and ‘WRITE PROTECTING DATA CANNOT BE REVERSED. place the card inside the envelope provided for the purpose and sea the envelope.

4. 2. Copy of the Minutes intended for the ballot box. 3. Rejected ballots.ER’S ETC a. Place inside the ballot box the sealed envelopes containing the following: 1. Copy of the printed ER intended for the ballot box. . BALLOT BOXES.DISPOSITION OF VCM. Half of torn unused ballots.

. Close the flap of the ballot box with security seal as well as the cover of the ballot box with packaging tape by wrapping the tape around the cover and extending it to the upper part of the ballot box. Remove the main SD card from slot A of the VCM. place the card inside the envelope provided for the purpose and seal the envelope. The BEI shall affix their signatures on the tape and require the watchers present to also affix their signatures. c. Said envelope shall be submitted to the RECEPTION and CUSTODY GROUP OF THE CITY/MUNICIPAL BOARD OF CANVASSERS. The back up SD card shall not be removed from the VCM ad the cover of slot B shall remain locked.b.

who shall in turn coordinate with the logistics provider for the schedule of the retrieval thereof. accompanied by watchers. Turn over the box containing the VCM and its peripherals to the logistics provider. the treasurer shall seal the ballot box and include such fact together with the serial number of the plastic seal used in his report to the COMELEC. the BEI shall turn-over the VCM box to the EO or his authorized representative. e. In case the ballot box delivered by the BEI is not sealed. In the absence of the logistics provider.d. to the municipal treasurer. . except the ballot box of t he polling place that will be subjected to random audit. Deliver the ballot box.

. Envelope containing Initialization Report. Envelope containing the copy of the Minutes intended for the COMELEC (CEF No. Deliver to the EO the following documents: 1. PCVL. Precinct Audit Log Report and Precinct Statistical Report. EDCVL. A11) 4.f. 2. A15) 5. Envelope Containing the other half of torn unused official ballots (CEF No. 3.

6. . After the counting of votes the EO or he treasurer shall require the BEI which failed to turn-over the election documents or paraphernalia to deliver them immediately. and the COMELEC. Other pertinent papers and documents. 7. and 8. Provincial Board of Canvassers. Envelopes containing copies of the ERs intended for the city/municipal Board of Canvassers. Envelope containing the main SD card for use by the city/munici[al Board of Canvassers.