The second abroad web voting check run will likely be held from Sept. 18 to twenty.
The Fee on Elections (Comelec) will maintain the check run this time involving the system of Smartmatic.
In a web based press briefing on Wednesday, Sept. 15, Comelec Workplace for Abroad Voting (OFOV) Director Sonia Bea Wee-Lozada mentioned the check run will begin at 8 a.m. (Manila time) on Sept.18 to eight a.m. (Manila time) on Sept 20.
She mentioned those that participated within the first check run with Voatz final Sept. 11 to 13, would be the identical partcipants within the check run.
In the meantime, an official of the Parish Pastoral Council for Accountable Voting (PPCRV) mentioned they help the introduction of the web voting system within the Philippine elections.
PPCRV IT Director William Emmanuel Yu instructed that the system will likely be steadily rolled out, starting with abroad voting.
“We might desire a extra gradual rollout and adoption of web voting as an alternative of doing it for a big base immediately,” he mentioned.
Yu mentioned different potential sectors that will ultimately use web voting are native absentee voting with 1.9 million potential voters, individuals with disabilities (PWDs) with 300,000, and senior residents with 9 million.
The PPCRV official, nevertheless, cited some challenges with web voting, notably on transparency and accessibility.
“Residents might have challenges accepting outcomes of a brand new expertise that has not been extensively adopted but,” mentioned Yu.
He added that some areas might need connectivity or machine entry points.
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