By Christina Hermoso
The Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV), a Catholic Church-backed poll watchdog said, they are ready for the midterm elections on Monday and for the conduct of a partial and unofficial quick count of election results.
The PPCRV opened its command center at the Pope Pius XII Center in Manila Wednesday. The election watchdog said it will be needing around 300 volunteers daily to encode the election returns from the polling precincts which will be compared to the electronically transmitted returns from the transparency server.
There are around 100 units of computers at the command center where volunteers could encode the election returns. In case of a power outage, the PPCRV said they have standby power generators to ensure uninterrupted operation.
PPCRV national chairperson Myla Villanueva said they will deploy about 300,000 volunteers in voting precincts nationwide to help monitor the midterm elections.
“I have been talking to coordinators all over the country. Aside from voters’ education, they have been organizing themselves to cover as many precincts as possible,” Villanueva said. #MatalinongBoto2019