Comelec to sign poll automation deals

The Commission on Elections is signing automation supply deals today and Monday, officials said.

They have three months to implement plans.

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CEBU, Philippines – (UPDATE) The Commission on Elections (Comelec) will sign Friday afternoon the contract for the automated election system to be used in parts of the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) during regional elections there in August.

‘Awarding of ARMM poll automation contracts seen Friday’

It seems automation of elections in the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao will push through after all. The poll commissioners said they are bent on pushing the project despite legal and technical snags.

Read the story at INQUIRER.net.

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MAKATI CITY, Philippines — Commission on Elections (Comelec) chair Jose Melo said the poll body expects to award this week contracts to suppliers bidding for the automation of elections in the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM).
Melo said the Commission en banc expects the Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) to finish with the demonstration by several technology suppliers late Tuesday.