Baguio Comelec to conduct VCM roadshow

By Zaldy Comanda

BAGUIO CITY – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) will conduct a demonstration roadshow on the actual use of the vote counting machines (BCMs) that will be used during the May mid-term elections.

City Election Officer John Paul Martin said the roadshow will be held on Feb. 28.

Martin called on interested groups who want to inspect the new VCMs to coordinate with the local election office since the demonstration will be done on a first come, first serve basis.

The VCMs will in canvassing the votes at the precinct level before the data is transmitted to the city and national board of canvassers.

He assured that the machines have new features that will held ensure the sanctity of the ballots.

After the roadshow, election officers will be trained to operate the VCMs.

He added the members of the board of election inspectors and board of election canvassers will be required to undergo similar training.

Martin added that there will be a continuous voter education that will be conducted by the poll body in the different parts of the city to make voters ware of their duties and responsibilities in ensuring the sanctity of their ballots on the day of the elections and for them to be aware of their contributions in making that the elections in the city are honest, orderly, peaceful, inclusive and transparent.