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Business Mirror – Lessons from the Iowa App-ocalypse

By James Jimenez | Business Mirror Unlike the Philippines, where only a handful of people get to actually decide who runs for office, political candidates in the United States are – Update your records, Comelec tells voters

By Tina G. Santos | MANILA, Philippines — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Wednesday reminded the public, especially persons with disability and other vulnerable sectors, to update their

Vox – It’s not just Iowa: Election tech is messy

By Rebecca Heilweil | Vox The Iowa caucuses app won’t be the only new tech this election cycle, but Congress hasn’t been funding voting security the way it should. Election

Manila Standard – Comelec set to test new mobile voting app

By Manila Standard Commission on Elections Commissioner Rowena Guanzon said on Monday that the commission will soon test a mobile app that may be used for voting in the country’s – Comelec eyes mobile app for voting

By Tina G. Santos | MANILA, Philippines — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is studying the possibility of developing a mobile application that will allow people to cast their

Daily Tribune – BBM zeroes in on ARMM

By Mario J. Mallari | Daily Tribune Former Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. expressed confidence that his camp can prove massive cheating in the 2016 vice-presidential race, particularly in three provinces

The Manila Times – Lack of IRR and distortions of the Election Law

By Nelson Celis | The Manila Times Last of 2 parts “THE electronic signature in 2000 under RA (Republic Act) 8792 was subsequently elaborated in 2001 under Rules on Electronic

The Manila Times – Digitally transform the voter registration process

By Lito Averia | The Manila Times JAN. 20, 2020 marks the resumption of the registration of voters, some 28 months before the May 9, 2022 national and local elections.

Daily Tribune – BBM: Void Smartmatic deal

By Kristina Maralit | Daily Tribune President Rodrigo Duterte, in May 2019, himself called on the Commission on Elections to cut its deal with Smartmatic to ensure a “fraud-free” conduct

Manila Bulletin – Solon wants more independent Comelec

By Charissa Luci-Atienza | Manila Bulletin Another party-list lawmaker is calling on Congress to take a second look at the country’s Omnibus Election Code to strengthen the independence of the

Manila Bulletin – Marcos asks PET to proceed to annul votes in 3 Mindanao provinces in his poll protest

By Rey Panaligan | Manila Bulletin Former Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. has asked the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) to proceed with the process of annulling the results of the

CNN Philippines – Marcos asks PET to ‘re-examine’ results of poll recount where Robredo won

By CNN Philippines Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 7) — Former Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr. has not given up on taking the vice president’s seat, as he now asked

The Manila Times – Marcos to SC: Void contested votes from Mindanao precincts

By Jomar Canlas | The Manila Times Former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on Monday asked the Supreme Court to annul the contested votes from several precincts in Mindanao, saying

Daily Tribune – Electoral dreams in the air

By Ninez Cacho-Olivares | Daily Tribune “In the case of Marcos, if he wins his protest before the scheduled presidential polls, he will have a very good chance of winning

The Manila Times – Amending the Constitution? Consider reengineering the Comelec

By Nelson Celis | The Manila Times LAST week, the House of Representatives passed certain amendments to the provisions of the 1987 Constitution in an executive session, and the Senate

Manila Bulletin – Peralta making headway in instituting reforms at HRET – solon

By Ben Rosario | Manila Bulletin Thanks to the reforms instituted by Supreme Court Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta, the House of Representatives Electoral Tribunal is expected to dispose of all

Business Mirror – ‘Hybrid’ AES among 3 poll options

By Samuel P. Medenilla | Business Mirror A NEW “hybrid” automated election system (AES) is now among the options of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) for the 2022 polls. In

Manila Bulletin – Comelec looking at 3 options for automated election system to be used in May 2022 polls

By Leslie Ann Aquino | Manila Bulletin At least three options are being looked into by the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) as possible automated election system (AES) for the May

The Manila Times – Reengineering the automated election system

By Lito Averia | The Manila Times THE process design of the automated election system follows the dictates of Batas Pambansa Bilang 881, otherwise known as the “Omnibus Election Code.”

Metro – General Election voting online would be ‘a mess’ and prone to hacking

By Nell Mackenzie | Metro General elections are expensive to run, often alienate young voters and haven’t changed much in method since 1950. Why can’t technology help elections more and