The Philippines 2010 general election: Technology

Key benefits

  • Multiple audits at every stage of the process, including source code
  • Redundant storage of electoral data
  • Quick and effective tallying of the manually marked and cast vote
  • Advanced data recovery mechanisms
  • The latest standards in digital security
  • Safe transmission (direct or consolidated) to three servers: one municipal, one national, and one for the members of political parties, international observers and the press.


  • Optical scanner unit designed to register and tally the votes marked in electoral ballots, with maximum security, exactness and auditability. It is capable of functioning amidst limited power availability.
  • Over 99.999% accurate
  • Supports any type of mark such as circles, crosses, etc., however, COMELEC decided that the minimum shaded area of the oval should be 50% and thus the voter is recommended to completely fill it out
  • 100% transparent. The optical scanner records a digital image of each ballot and adds to it a log entry clearly indicating how the system processed that specific ballot, therefore reducing the margin of error
  • The scanner can read both sides of the ballot at the same time
  • The ballots can be inserted in any way, optimising the voting time
  • The machine operated on 220V AC power, and had a backup battery that guaranteed operational continuity in case of blackouts
  • Easy maintenance


Our solution to manage all logistical operations in real time, from resource planning, dispatch of electoral materials and incident reporting to technical support. Election-360 integrates call centres seamlessly, keeping everyone in charge connected and in control.

Real-Time Electoral Information System (REIS)

A safe tallying, monitoring and awarding system used for the reception of electoral data in a decentralized and hierarchical scheme. In the Philippines, deployment spanned 1,700 geographic locations.

Data centres

Conceived with a fail-safe, efficient, and secure design that allows monitoring of the platform and providing help desk services in real-time to COMELEC, the diverse political actors, the press and various observers.

Online results web system

Solution aimed at publishing the official results on the Internet in real time, to enhance the transparency and auditability of the electoral process.

Transmission platform

Securing the reliable telecommunication services for the transmission of electoral data, through the integration of resources of the main telecommunications companies in the Philippines.