Due to lack of time, money, and a law to make this project a legitimate one, the technical advisory group to Comelec decided not to push through with partial poll automation next year. Good decision! I was in one of the meetings (I managed to sneak in despite a “ban” imposed by a Comelec director), and listened to the discussions. That prompted me to write a report that day, quoting officials that there was “little time to do automation.”You can go here to read what Comelec had to say. But here’s an interesting blog that provides more inside info on what’s happening.
Of course, you’ll read here how Senator Gordon reacted.
Happy new year, advance!