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MANILA — At San Jose Elementary School in Guadalupe Nuevo, Makati City Monday, the machine count does not tally or register votes for mayoralty candidate Ernesto Maceda.
In one precinct, election returns reflected 3 votes for mayoralty candidate Erwin Genuino and 1 vote for Edmundo Tagalog.
Watchers for Ernesto Mercado protested that they voted for Mercado and this was not tallied by the Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) machine. The manual count revealed that 6 voted for Mercado. Asked why the votes weren’t counted, the Board of Election Inspectors proposed that the PCOS must have not counted the votes with incorrect shading. When checked, the ballots with votes for Mercado show no pattern of incorrect shading.
The BEI proceeded to seal the PCOS after the testing. PCOS units in San Jose Elementary School shall be placed in the audiovisual room.
Ten poll watchers were allowed to vote in the final testing and sealing in each clustered precinct. San Jose Elem School in Guadalupe Nuevo has nine clustered precincts. (Bulatlat.com)