Precinct-Count Optical Scanners

What is PCOS Machine?  This is an Optical Scanners that will be using during election period.  This is a machine that will read votes based on pencil markings.  The country has been using this machine since 2010.  I must say, it was the first time computerized election in the history of the Philippines.  This is for faster count of votes, transferring of data is faster, and early determination of the winners compared to manual counting of votes.  It was a good idea, however, there were issues that some machines are failures.  But in fairness to the authority, they were able to fixed it to pursue the election day.

The country will be having national election this month.  And there are issues circulating that the machine is not performing well.  I have seen on social media and on the news about these issue.  Whether it is true or not, I hope that they will fixed this before the election day.  I also hope that the authority/administration will not use this machines to cheat to make sure the victory of their candidate/s.  As what I have read and seen of those OFW’s who already voted and disappointed of the result on their receipt.  I pray to God that He will give us clean and honest election.  Also pray that this machine won’t be an instrument of unfair/cheating election.

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