Preliminary result of random manual tally of votes shows 99% accuracy—Comelec


The accuracy of the vote counting machines which were used during the recent elections is so far 99 percent matched with the ongoing conduct of random manual audit (RMA) of votes, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) reported on Saturday.

The Comelec said that based on the preliminary result of the RMA, the average overall accuracy rate is at 99.93175 percent.

"The running accuracy rate is based on 128 of 757 or 16.91 percent of the total sample clustered precincts," the poll body said.

These are the running accuracy rate on all of the audited positions:

President: 99.9721 percent
Vice President: 99.9469 percent
Senator: 99.9759 percent
Party List: 99.7954 percent
Member, House of Representatives: 99.9580 percent
Mayor: 99.942 percent

It noted that the "computation of the preliminary accuracy rate is based on the marks and votes casted per position, as encoded by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)."

The poll body, together with its partners, started the conduct of RMA last May 11. The activity is expected to finish after 45 days.

To note, the RMA is the "process of examination to determine whether the automated count of the vote counting machines under an automated election system is accurate based on a manual verification of said count," the Comelec said.