MANILA, Philippines - The Commission on Elections (Comelec) said it will release around 7 p.m. the URL (uniform resource locator) of its website, which will contain partial electronic counts that will be sent by Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) machines.
"So by that time, I understand, we should already have some results which will be viewable [from the website]," Comelec Commissioner Gregorio Larrazabal told reporters.
Larrazabal said the first "official results, but unofficial tallies" will consist of 20% of the total votes cast from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m..
The succeeding results that will be fed into the website will come in 10% batches "so everybody will be updated."
Larrazabal said the national board of canvassers will suspend proceedings by 7 p.m. and reconvene at 10 a.m. Tuesday.
He assured that updates on the transmission of electronic votes will be non-stop from 7 p.m. Monday until all votes are counted.
He added that the votes that will be seen on the website are electronically sent by each PCOS machines, which is why the Comelec calls them "unofficial tallies."
Meanwhile, Larrazabal reiterated that the Comelec will not extend the voting hours beyond 7 p.m.
He, however, clarified that the names of the voters who are within 30 meters from the polling centers when the voting hours closed will be taken by board of election inspectors.
He said the names will be called thrice and they will be allowed to enter the polling precinct and then vote.