POLLWATCHERS’ PRACTICAL TIPS
I. PRE-TESTING AND SEALING OF THE PCOS MACHINE
THE POLLWATCHER MUST –
 KNOW THE SCHEDULE ...
BEFORE OPENING OF THE PRECINCT
THE POLLWATCHER MUST –
 BE AT THE ASSIGNED PRECINCT AT LEAST 2 HOURS FROM THE OPENING OF...
III. ELECTION DAY
WHAT TO PROTEST:
 1. ILLEGAL COMPOSITION OF THE BEI OR BOC
 2. ILLEGAL PROCEEDINGS
ILLEGAL COMPOST...
(CONTINUATION)
THE POLLWATCHER MUST –
 MUST SECURE A COPY OF THE ELECTION RESULTS FROM THE BEI AND GIVE IT TO THE
NETW...
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Pollwatchers practical tips 5.10.2010

Practical tips for pollwatchers
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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  • 1. POLLWATCHERS’ PRACTICAL TIPS I. PRE-TESTING AND SEALING OF THE PCOS MACHINE THE POLLWATCHER MUST –  KNOW THE SCHEDULE OF THE COMELEC FOR THE PRE-TESTING AND SEALING OF THE PCOS MACHINE IN THE ASSIGNED PRECINCT/CLUSTERED PRECINCT  PRE-TEST SCHEDULE WILL BE DONE 3 – 7 DAYS PRIOR TO THE ELECTION DAY  POLLWATCHERS MUST BE PRESENT DURING THE PRE-TESTING AND SEALING OF THE PCOS MACHINE  POLLWATCHERS MUST PARTICIPATE IN THE PRE-TEST OF THE PCOS MACHINE AND MUST MAKE SURE THAT:  THE PCOS MACHINE IS PROPERLY WORKING  THE PCOS MACHINE CAN READ, SCAN, CONSOLIDATE AND TRANSMIT THE RESULTS  THE ELECTRONIC COUNT RESULT OF THE PCOS MACHINE SHOULD MATCH WITH THE MANUAL COUNT RESULTS  THE PCOS MACHINE IS PROPERLY SEALED  SHOULD WATCH THE PCOS MACHINE UNTIL ITS OPENING ON THE ELECTION DAY  THE MAIN MEMORY CARD OF THE PCOS MACHINE HAS A SERIAL NUMBER AND MUST MAKE NOTE OF THE SERIAL NUMBER. IF THE MAIN MEMORY CARD HAS NO SERIAL NUMBER, MUST REQUEST THAT THE MAIN MEMORY CARD MUST LABELED WITH THE PRECINCT NO., POLL CENTER NO., BARANGAY, CITY OR MUNICIPAL , PROVINCE II. PRE-ELECTION DAY THE POLLWATCHER MUST –  BE DULY ACCREDITED AND DESIGNATED AS POLLWATCHER OF THE PARTY  POLLWATCHERS ACCREDITED MUST MEET THE QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED BY LAW  HAVE READ & UNDERSTOOD THE POLLWATCHER’S GUIDELINES AND HAS ATTENDED THE SEMINAR FOR POLLWATCHERS  HAVE THE PROPER IDENTIFICATION AND AUTHORIZATION FROM THE PARTY  HAVE THE CONTACT NUMBERS OF THE NETWORK HEAD IN THE AREA, THE NUMBERS OF THE LAWYERS AND PARALEGALS ASSIGNED IN THE AREA  MUST KNOW THE ASSIGNED PRECINCT  MUST VISIT AND INSPECT THE PRECINCT SITE FOR FAMILIARITY  MUST KNOW THE COMPOSITION OF BEI AND THEIR BACKGROUND  MUST ATTEND THE PRE-TESTING AND SEALING OF THE PCOS MACHINE IN THE ASSIGNED PRECINCT/CLUSTERED PRECINCT  MUST KNOW THE OTHER POLLWATCHERS AND SUPPORTERS ASSIGNED IN THE SAME PRECINCT
  • 2. BEFORE OPENING OF THE PRECINCT THE POLLWATCHER MUST –  BE AT THE ASSIGNED PRECINCT AT LEAST 2 HOURS FROM THE OPENING OF THE PRECINCT AND INSPECT THE SURROUNDINGS OF THE PRECINCT  BRING WATER AND FOOD AND OTHER NECESSITIES FOR THE WHOLE DAY  BRING NOTEBOOK/PAPER AND PEN TO MAKE NOTES ON WHAT IS GOING ON WITHIN AND OUTSIDE THE PRECINCT AND FOR MAKING NOTES OF THE PROTESTS  BRING CELLPHONE OR CAMERA FOR COMMUNICATION AND RECORDING OF INCIDENTS  MUST BRING THE POLLWATCHER’S KIT  MUST WEAR THE OFFICIAL POLLWATCHER’S I.D.  ASSIST IN THE BRINGING OF “OUR” VOTERS EARLY IN THE MORNING  MUST ASSIST THE VOTERS IN LOOKING FOR THEIR NAMES AND CORRESPONDING NUMBER IN THE PCVL LIST POSTED OUTSIDE THE PRECINCT  ASSIST IN SAMPLE BALLOTS OR SOME FORM OF “CODIGO” UPON OPENING OF THE PRECINCT THE POLLWATCHER MUST –  MUST REGISTER WITH BEI BEFORE THE START OF THE VOTING PROPER  MUST BE FAMILIAR RIGHT AWAY IN THE LAYOUT OF THE PRECINCT  MUST BE FAMILIAR WITH NAMES AND FACES OF THE POLLWATCHERS OF THE OTHER PARTIES ASSIGNED IN THE SAME PRECINCT  WHEN THE PCOS MACHINE IS BEING UNSEALED, MUST MAKE SURE THAT THE SEAL WAS NOT BROKEN AND RESEALED  THE BALLOT BOX IS EMPTY  THE PACKAGE OF OFFICIAL BALLOTS AND BOOK OF VOTERS ARE SEALED  WHEN THE BEI ACTIVATES THE PCOS MACHINE, THE FIRST PRINT OUT REPORT IS THE “ZERO REPORT” WHICH THE POLLWATCHER MUST SEE THAT ALL CANDIDATES HAVE “0” COUNTS AT THE RIGHT SIDE OF THEIR NAMES AND SIGNS THE ZERO REPORT  MUST WATCH EVERY STEP AS THE BEI ACTIVATES THE PCOS MACHINE. ONLY THE BEI CAN ACTIVATE THE PCOS MACHINE. NOONE ELSE. NOT EVEN THE SMARTMATIC TECHNICIAN. VOTING PROPER THE POLLWATCHER MUST –  REPORT TO THE BEI ANY SIGNS OF DELAYING TACTICS OF VOTERS INSIDE THE PRECINCT SO AS TO PREVENT OTHER VOTERS OUTSIDE TO CAST THEIR VOTES DURING THE VOTING TIME  BE ALERT IN MAKING PROTESTS TO THE BEI ON THE GROUNDS OF ILLEGAL COMPOSITION OF THE BEI , OR ANY SIGNS OF ILLEGAL PROCEEDINGS, OR ANY VIOLATIONS OF LAW, OR ANY IRREGULARITIES
  • 3. III. ELECTION DAY WHAT TO PROTEST:  1. ILLEGAL COMPOSITION OF THE BEI OR BOC  2. ILLEGAL PROCEEDINGS ILLEGAL COMPOSTION OF THE BEI OR BOC: IF –  BEI MEMBER IS NOT QUALIFIED UNDER COMELEC RESOLUTION 8739  CONFLICT OF INTEREST DUE TO RELATIONSHIP WITH FELLOW BEI MEMBER WITHIN THE SAME PRECINCT OR TO A CANDIDATE / SPOUSE ILLEGAL PROCEEDINGS: IF –  VOTER NOT REGISTERED IN THE PRECINCT IS ALLOWED TO VOTE  VOTER WHO VOTED ALREADY IS ALLOWED TO VOTE AGAIN  IF THE SMARTMATIC TECHNICIAN –  IS NOT OFFICIALLY DESIGNATED BY THE COMMISSION  IS NOT OFFICIALLY ASSIGNED TO THE PARTICULAR PRECINCT  IS NOT SUMMONED BY THE BEI CHAIRMAN TO MAKE ANY REPAIR ON THE PCOS IN THE EVENT THAT THE MACHINE DOES NOT WORK PROPERLY, YET THE TECHNICIAN ON HIS OWN TOUCHES OR REPAIRS THE PCOS MACHINE  DOES NOT REPAIR THE PCOS MACHINE AS INSTRUCTED  OTHER GROUNDS THAT MIGHT BE IRREGULAR/UNUSUAL COMMITTED BY THE BEI OR ANY PERSON WITHIN THE PRECINCT  POLLWATCHERS MUST CONSULT ANYTIME THE LAWYER ASSIGNED, OR PARALEGALS , OR NETWORK HEADS  MUST SECURE A CERTIFICATE FROM THE BEI OF THE PROTEST MADE/FILED AND GIVE TO THE LAWYER OR NETWORK HEAD END OF THE VOTING PROPER THE POLLWATCHER MUST –  WATCH AS THE BEI INITIATES THE CLOSING FUNCTION OF THE PCOS MACHINE  WATCH AS THE PCOS MACHINE STARTS TO COUNT AND CONSOLIDATE THE RESULTS  ONLY DURING THE TRANSMISSION OF THE ELECTION RESULTS SHOULD THE TRANSMISSION CABLE BE ATTACHED TO THE PCOS MACHINE. DURING THE PRINTING OF THE ELECTION RESULTS, THE TRANSMISSION CABLE SHOULD NOT BE ATTACHED TO THE PCOS MACHINE.  THE PRINTING OF THE 8 COPIES OF THE ELECTION RESULTS MUST BE DONE FIRST BEFORE THE ELECTRONIC TRANSIMISSION OF THE ELECTION RESULTS
  • 4. (CONTINUATION) THE POLLWATCHER MUST –  MUST SECURE A COPY OF THE ELECTION RESULTS FROM THE BEI AND GIVE IT TO THE NETWORK HEAD  MAKE SURE THAT THE PCOS MACHINE IS COMPLETELY SHUTDOWN BY THE BEI AFTER THE PRINTING (8 AND 22 COPIES) AND THE ELECTRONIC TRANSMISSION OF THE ELECTION RESULTS, THEN SURRENDERS THE PCOS MACHINE TO THE TECHNICIAN ASSIGNED TO THE PRECINCT  MUST MAKE SURE THAT THE BALLOT BOX IS SEALED AND SECURE, AND ACCOMPANY ITS DELIVERTY TO THE CITY/MUNICIPAL TREASURER  MUST MAKE A FORMAL WRITTEN REPORT TO THE NETWORK HEAD  NOTE: AT ANY POINT DURING THE DAY, IF THE POLLWATCHER LEAVES HIS POST, HE MUST HAVE A RELIEVER. NO POLLWATCHER POST MUST BE VACATED OR LEFT WITHOUT A POLLWATCHER. IV. OTHER NOTES A. ON BALLOT : B. ONE BALLOT – ONE VOTER POLICY.  THE VOTER MUST NOT MAKE ANY MARKS OR ERASURES ON THE BALLOT OR MUST NOT COMMIT ANY MISTAKE IN SHADING OR IN THE CHOICE OF CANDIDATES.  NO OVER-VOTING. IT WILL INVALIDATE THE SEGMENT WITH THE OVER-VOTING.  THE BALLOT IS BAR-CODED, COLOR-CODED, AND NUMBER-CODED.  THE BALLOT IS PRECINCT –SPECIFIC . B. ON PCOS MACHINE  THE PCOS MACHINE REJECTS PREVIOUSLY SCANNED BALLOTS, FAKE BALLOTS, MARKED BALLOTS OR AUTHENTIC BALLOTS BUT NOT CONFIGURED FOR THE SPECIFIC PRECINCT  VOTER IS ALLOWED 4 TRIES TO INSERT HIS BALLOT ON THE PCOS. IF IT STILL FAILS, EITHER THE BALLOT IS MARKED OR THE PCOS MACHINE IS NOT WORKING PROPERLY.  IF THE PCOS MACHINE IS NOT WORKING PROPERLY, THESE ARE STEPS: 1ST – REQUEST FOR REPLACEMENT OF THE PCOS MACHINE BY A BACK-UP PCOS MACHINE 2ND - IF NO BACK-UP PCOS MACHINE, THE CURRENT PCOS MACHINE WILL BE REPAIRED BY THE ASSIGNED TECHNICIAN UPON INSTRUCTION OF THE BEI 3RD - IF CANNOT BE REPAIRED, WAIT FOR THE PCOS MACHINE OF THE NEAREST PRECINCT AND HAVE IT RECONFIGURED 4TH – IF NOT POSSIBLE, MANUAL VOTING AND COUNTING. C. ON MAXIMUM NO. OF VOTERS IN CLUSTERED PRECINCT  THE NUMBER OF VOTERS IN A PRECINCT/CLUSTERED PRECINCT SHOULD NOT EXCEED 1,000 VOTERS ------------------ END ----------------

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