THIRD VOTE COUNTING MACHINE FAILURE
The Consulate General of the Philippines in New York would like to inform the public that one of the Vote Counting Machines (VCM) that was being used in today’s ballot feeding had malfunctioned.
Unfortunately, despite the online troubleshooting by the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) and Consulate personnel, the technical issue involving said VCM could not be resolved.
The latest malfunction brings to three the number of VCMs assigned to the Consulate that could no longer be used. Just the same, the Consulate will continue ballot feeding using its last remaining functioning VCM.
The COMELEC has been informed of this development and has been requested to replace the defective units as soon as possible so that ballot feeding can proceed more efficiently.