Press Statement

March 17, 2016

Reference: Rick Bahague

Kontra Daya welcomes the SC’s denial of the Comelec’s motion for reconsideration in the matter of the vote receipt. It is our hope that Comelec will now undertake all necessary efforts to implement this provision of the law. We call on the public to remain vigilant. The vote receipt is just one of the safeguards watchdog groups have long advocated. It is still important that the counting of votes will be accurate, that the canvassing would not be vulnerable to rigging. Without a genuine source code review and a review of the canvassing systems, the credibility of the polls will still be in doubt. We call on the Comelec to conduct another round of mock elections, with the added feature of vote receipts and with the inclusion of transmission and canvassing in the tests. From the latest debacles we’ve seen, we will continue to press for the scrapping of a foreign-controlled (Smartmatic) poll system for future elections.###


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