Inquirer.net : Comelec starts on Saturday test run for internet voting for overseas Filipinos

News & Interviews
9 September 2021

By John Eric Mendoza | Inquirer.net

MANILA, Philippines — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) will start its test run of internet voting for Filipino living overseas this weekend, its spokesperson, James Jimenez, said in an online launch on Wednesday.

The test run will be conducted with technology provider Voatz from Sept. 11 to 13.

MANILA, Philippines — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) will start its test run of internet voting for Filipino living overseas this weekend, its spokesperson, James Jimenez, said in an online launch on Wednesday.

The test run will be conducted with technology provider Voatz from Sept. 11 to 13.

She noted that this technology would be “impossible” to implement in the 2022 elections.

“That’s why we are testing it now so we have a three-year preparation time,” she said.

According to the Comelec Office for Overseas Voting, two other providers — namely Indra and Smartmatic — will conduct a similar test run this September.