99.8% of Vote Counting Machines perform flawlessly
Manila, the Philippines – May 11, 2016 - During the recent Philippine national and local elections, 92,321 Vote Counting Machines (VCMs) performed flawlessly. These machines registered and counted the votes of more than 44 million Filipinos in record time.
Throughout Election Day, 3,110 calls were received at the National Technical Support Centre (NTSC) to report issues with the VCMs. 2,922 of those calls were merely related with procedural issues that were easily and timely resolved.
Only 188 VCMs (0.20% of the total had to be replaced). This represents an all-time low and proves the reliability of the technology deployed.