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Comelec chairman leads poll dry run at UP campus

The Commission on Elections on Saturday morning started in several areas a dry run of the balloting process for the May 13 elections.

Commission on Elections Chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr. led the dry run at the University of the Philippines Integrated School (UPIS) in Quezon City.

“Our purpose is to just test … the balloting process. Last week we held the field tests,” Brillantes said in an interview on dzBB radio.

He said they are testing the Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) machines and how they will function.

After the simulation of the voting, he said they expect to test the random manual audit by opening ballot boxes and comparing the ballot results with actual election results.

Also at the UPIS was Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting chairperson Henrietta de Villa, according to a separate report by dzBB’s Rodil Vega.

The dzBB report said there are 757 registered voters at the UPIS area.

UP President Alfredo Pascual and vice president for public affairs Prospero de Vera were also present, according to a photo posted on the UP Twitter account. — LBG, GMA News

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