72 percent of VRVM in Cotabato City, Maguindanao fail to work

COTABATO CITY, Philippines -- An election official in Maguindanao expressed shock that 72 percent of the Voter Registration Verification Machines (VRVM) in Maguindanao and this city failed to work during the recently concluded midterm elections.   Lawyer Ernie Palanan, provincial election supervisor in Maguindanao, said Commission on Elections (Comelec) data showed that 776 VRVM and 25 vote counting machines (VCM) bogged down in several precincts in Maguindanao province, resulting in voters going through manual verification on Election Day.   The VRVM identifies voters listed in specific polling precincts by reading their fingerprints. The system is supposed to ...

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