Comelec precinct finder to be activated Friday: poll exec

RG Cruz, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Apr 21 2022 07:45 PM | Updated as of Apr 22 2022 04:10 PM

MANILA (UPDATE) — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) precinct finder will be activated by the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) on Friday, April 22, a poll commissioner said Thursday.

"Tumawag daw po kanina DICT. Tom po i-activate," Commissioner George Erwin Garcia said in a text message to the media.

(The DICT called earlier. They will activate it by tomorrow.)

"According to DICT, inaayos na lang nila yung Cloudflare para ma-secure yung voter verifier.. Waiting sa DICT if ready na sila ma 'go live' ang voter verifier," Garcia said in a subsequent text message.

(According to the DICT, they are just fixing Cloudflare to secure the voter verifier. We're waiting for the DICT if they're ready to 'go live' the voter verifier.) 

Hours earlier, Garcia admitted that the precinct finder was not yet online as he pinpointed where the problem may be.

"Okay na po Comelec. DICT na lang po hintay namin,” Garcia had said in a text message.

In a separate interview with Teleradyo, Garcia said that aside from the information on the precinct number and the location of the precinct, the website also provides do's and dont's on election day, as well as the list of candidates.

"More or less po ay all-in-one 'yun, hindi lamang po kung ano ang presinto ninyo at saan iyon located, 'yung mismong presinto," Garcia said.

Garcia also said the Comelec has started distributing voter's information sheets to voters, which provides the same information that can be found on the website.

He also assured voters that there is nothing irregular about the list of candidates that they distribute, adding that this list can be used on the actual election day.

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