Philippine National Election 2022 partial and unofficial Results for presidential, vice-presidential, and senatorial candidates.
Results sourced from Comelec transparency server via CNN Philippines.
How Automatic Vote Counting Works
On May 9, there will be more than 107,000 vote-counting machines for the country’s national elections. An expected 67 million Filipinos will cast their votes using the automated election system, which provides rapid results.
The Election on Management System (EMS) is the brain behind the automation that processes and transmits key information such as geographical subdivisions, voting jurisdictions, number of registered voters, candidate details, and information of the board of election inspectors (BEI) members.
A digital image of each scanned ballot will be stored and saved on a compact flash card inside the PCOS machine; physical ballots go directly into the ballot box.
After the poll closes, the vote-counting machine scans ballots and tallies the results.
Moreover, to transmit the results of the precinct counting, known as election returns (ER), they use modems alongside the PCOS machines and install them in canvassing centers to receive transmitted election returns.
The PCOS machines transmit the election returns to the central server, transfer them to the transparency server and forward them to the municipal board of canvassers (MBOC) afterward.
The results from the municipal board of canvassers (MBOC) will go to the provincial board of canvassers (PBOC), where the collation and transmission of results happen for submission to the national board of canvassers (NBOC), where national positions are canvassed.
The proclamation of national candidates for president, vice president, senators, and party-list representatives is made on the basis of the certificate of canvass (COC).
According to CNN, the machines have installed backup power that should last for up to 12 hours, while generators are set up in the canvassing centers.
As technology becomes increasingly efficient in counting votes, poll automation faces threats of cyberattacks. The officials have assured the public that the system is secure and are preparing to ensure an accurate count of the votes on election day. – WhatALife!
Also read: 2022 Philippine Election Results – Local Level