Public Advisory

3 May 2022


The Consulate General of the Philippines in New York informs the public that ballot feeding operations has resumed in full blast following the successful troubleshooting of two of three Vote Counting Machines (VCMs) that had earlier been rendered inoperable due to technical issues.

With technical support guidance from the Commission on Elections (COMELEC), the Consulate was able to fix the malfunctions and ran full diagnostics on the two VCMs. As a result, the second Special Board of Election Inspectors (SBEI) was able to resume the feeding of ballots from kababayan in the United States northeast.

In line with its commitment to ensure that the votes of kababayan are counted, the Consulate had been finding ways to address the technical issues involving the VCMs. It had, in fact dispatched a member of the consular staff to Washington D.C. this morning to borrow a spare unit to allow full ballot feeding operations to resume.