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Confusion mars automated polls By MANILA BULLETIN NEWS TEAM May 10, 2010, 6:08pm

Monday, May 10, 2010

Confusion mars automated polls

But military officials say it’s generally peaceful
By MANILA BULLETIN NEWS TEAM
May 10, 2010, 6:08pm
 
Widespread reports of precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machine malfunction, vote-buying, voter disenfranchisement, and violence triggered chaos in the country’s first automated elections Monday.
Despite this, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) described the first 12 hours of the election day as generally peaceful and manageable.
PCOS glitch
In Isabela, ABS-CBN News reported that as of noon Monday, 65 PCOS machines were defective, while six of the seven spare PCOS machines in Bocaue, Bulacan have already been used after regular voting machines malfunctioned.... MORE  

SourceThe Manila Bulletin

URL: http://www.mb.com.ph/articles/256763/confusion-mars-automated-polls

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