Most voter registration machines in Cavite faulty, forced to shut down

ABS-CBN News

Posted at May 13 2019 04:32 PM

A poll-related machine needed replacement. Chiara Zambrano, ABS-CBN News

More than half of the machines used to identify voters in polling precincts in Cavite were faulty and had to be shut down Monday afternoon, an election official said.

As of 2 p.m., more than 50 percent of the 2,612 Voter Registration Verification Machines (VRVMs) issued to the vote-rich Cavite province were shut down, said Provincial Election Supervisor Arnulfo Pioquinto.

Pioquinto added that 120 of the 2,612 Vote Counting Machines (VCMs) also needed to be replaced across the cities and municipalities of Cavite as of 2 p.m.

Fifteen VCMs in Imus City alone needed replacement.

For Pioquinto, the number of machine breakdowns was still within an "acceptable range" compared to the breakdowns they experienced since 2013.--Report from Chiara Zambrano, ABS-CBN News