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Monday, May 13, 2013

Rey Anthony Chiu 

JAGNA, Bohol, May 13, 2013 (PIA) –Voters should be cautious about over-voting this Monday, warns City election officer Atty. Jonas Biliran. 

The warning came in the wake of a case when a Precinct Count Optical Scanner (PCOS) did not count a vote for 

A voter who had a chance to test the operations of the PCOS last Wednesday, May 8, shaded two ovals instead of only one, and the machine as programmed skipped counting the vote for the position. 

Earlier, at the Voters’ Education on Air, election officer Panglao Oliver Glovasa, alternate resource person from the Comelec explained that the PCOS is so programmed that it would outright skip crediting a vote for a position that has been over voted. 

Over-voting, he said, happens when a voter selects two or more candidates for a position that needs him to vote for a single candidate. 

A voter would need to vote for one, in some positions opened for the election this May 13. 

These positions include Party List representative, Congressional Representative, Governor, Vice-Governor, City Mayor, City-Vice Mayor, town mayors and vice mayor. 

On the other hand, other positions can be under-voted. 

Under-voting, Comelec said happens when a voter, instead of completing a full slate for a position, fills up less than needed, Glovasa said. 

For senators for example, while a voter can vote for 12 among the 33 Comelec officially declared candidates, he may vote for less. This is under-voting and it does not invalidate the vote, Glovasa pointed out. 

But if one voter chooses 13, the machine, which is programmed to optically count up to 12 choices would readily disregard the votes, he added. 

Aside from the senators, positions that can be under voted include Board Members and councilors.

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