Jose Armando R. Melo, the former chairman of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) who presided over the first computerized elections in the country, has died at the age of 88.
Sen. Joel Villanueva has filed Senate Bill No. 1516 allowing the Comelec to allow the registration of voters through the development of an automated online system.
The minority bloc in the House of Representatives said the automated election system was clearly flawed and a big disappointment.
The File Transfer Protocol (FTP) of the election system received a deluge of data causing a glitch that resulted in the delay during the pick-up of results.
The DICT said the link prior to the official announcement was only a test website, which was why there were some inconsistencies on the voter?s status.
The Comelec said online campaign posts are subjected to monitoring and regulation.