Only 40 out of 48,000 counting gadgets arriving

FORTY vote-counting machines out of the 48,000 to be used in next year’s elections were expected to arrive starting this month up to January 2016, the Commission on Elections said Sunday.

Commissioner Christian Robert Lim said five vote-counting machines arrived on Oct. 2 and 34 more were received early this month.

Christian Robert Lim
“We are expecting 6,000 units by November 30,” Lim said. 

“For December we are expecting about 17,500 units and for January the rest of almost 31,000 units,” Lim said, adding 3,540 more units were expected to be delivered at the end of March next year.

He said a 48,000-square-meter warehouse in Santa Rosa, Laguna, where the new machines would be stored, was expected to be fully functional by the middle of next month. It would also be used as a production area.

“We call it the production line, Lim said.

“There’s a room there that we call memory configuration room, and that’s where they will produce all the SD cards.”

Topics: Comelec , vote-counting machines
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