The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is adopting additional security features in the ballots to be used in the coming May 2019 midterm elections to ensure their integrity and credibility. “The ballots will have the normal security features like marks, barcodes and a few others,” Comelec spokesman James Jimenez disclosed in an interview over the weekend. One of the additional features is machine-readable ultraviolet (UV) markings on the ballots, he said. “UV marks can be read by machine and if not readable it will then be rejected,” Jimenez said. He declined to discuss the other features for security reasons.
The National Printing Office (NPO) started the printing of ballots the other day.
“The order of printing starts from the farthest. The far-flung areas first and then last few deliveries will be the National Capital Region because it the easiest to be delivered to their destinations,” he explained.
Jimenez said the printing of ballots will start with Mindanao provinces, followed by those to be used in the Visayas and Luzon provinces.
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