MANILA, May 28, 2013—The Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV) is seeking an inventory of all used compact flash cards during the May 13 midterm polls.
PPCRV chairperson Henrietta de Villa made the appeal to the Commission on Elections on Tuesday amid reports that some CF cards containing the election results have been used in fraud.
“What we are saying is not to hold an investigation but an inventory of CF cards to determine how many of them were lost, damaged or replaced,” De Villa said.
She said that an inventory is necessary to preclude all doubts into the credibility of the recent elections.
“We need an inventory of CF cards because they can be bought outside but on allegations that those on the PCOS (precinct count optical scan) were replaced is yet to be proven,” De Villa said.
The PPCRV head also urged the Comelec to look into the delayed transmission of election results and the physical components of the voting machines.
Around 18,000 out of the 78,000 PCOS machines, or 25 percent reportedly experienced transmission lags during the elections. (CBCPNews)