SECOND VOTE COUNTING MACHINE FAILURE
The Consulate General of the Philippines in New York informs the public that the alternate Vote Counting Machine (VCM) used to replace the jammed primary VCM encountered a failure in the scanner diagnostic after repeated attempts.
To ensure that there would be no further delays in the ballot feeding, the Special Board of Election Inspectors (SBEI) decided to use the second alternate VCM. After successfully performing full diagnostics, ballot feeding on the second alternate VCM resumed.
The Consulate has reported the event to the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) and requested for additional VCMs to serve as alternates for the two primary VCMs currently being used for ballot feeding.