Perception of the Bsagecon Registered Voters Students Towards the Use of Automated Election System on the Philippine National Election 2010

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PERCEPTION OF THE BSAGECON REGISTERED VOTERS STUDENTS TOWARDS THE USE OF AUTOMATED ELECTION SYSTEM ON THE PHILIPPINE NATIONAL
ELECTION 2010

ANNABEL D. BALBUTIN

A Mini Thesis Submitted to the College Of Business, Development Economics and Management, University Of Southern Mindanao, Kabacan, Cotabato, In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements
For the Subject

METHODS OF RESEARCH AND STATISTICAL ANALYSIS

MARCH 2010

INTRODUCTION

Background of the Study

Philippines Elections are held in May every tree years for both national and local positions. The national positions are president, vice presidents, senators and party list representatives. Local positions are governors, vice governors, board members, mayors, vice mayors, councilors and congressman. Under the Philippine constitution, the term of office for the president, vice president and senators is six years and is timed to end on the expiration of the term of office for local officials which is three years. The election is conducted by the Commission on Election (Comelec), which is an independent constitutional body composed of a Chairperson and six commissioners.

The present generation, people became more literate especially with the use of computers. Technologies emerged to introduce many different ways of advancement. Computer machines are of these. Computers now in existence are the most powerful machines- than can do anything to people’s lives.

For the first time in history the Philippines will be having an Automated Election System (AES) is a system that uses appropriate technology to accomplish such tasks as voting, counting, consolidating, canvassing, and transmission of election result and other electoral process. Republic Act. No. 9369, which is the Amended Elections Automation Law? Using computers would make the election faster. With the new system, votes are tallied and transmitted electronically. Precinct level counting will be done within an hour and results available within thirty six hours such that teachers serving on the BEI’s will not have to stay up- and stay under tremendous pressure (Comelec said).

The recent news approving the P 11 billion supplemental budget for the full automation of the upcoming 2010 National Elections was welcomed by many sectors in society as a big step forward towards having a more transparent and honest election. One of the challenges now is to make sure that the bidding and procurement process for the equipment and materials that will be used for poll automation will be monitored properly so as to ensure transparency. It is imperative that proper training be given to those who will run the election counting machines especially since this is the first time that we will be doing this on a national scale. Though automated elections, deals with acquiring computer, hence will cost a large amount of money, it can still cost in other expenses.

One the challenges now is of to make sure that the procurement process for the equipment and materials that will be used for poll automation will be monitored so as to ensure transparency. It is imperative that proper training be given to those who will run the election counting machines especially since this is the first time that we will be doing this on a national scale. We need to remain vigilant in ensuring that we have a clean and honest election whose results will reflect the true mandate of the Filipino people.

Precisely it takes many forms with the different process but how it is implemented depends on the technological facilities allocated for the election procedure

Significance of the Study

This study will be beneficial to the registered voters students, especially the BSAgEcon students to get information about the Automated Election System. Furthermore, it can serve as a guide for the students who will have the right to vote this coming National Election

Statement of the Problem

Generally the researcher would like to...
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