90% of Cebu’s total PCOS machine allocation now in place

Argao, Cebu - The Commission on Elections (Comelec) in Cebu province says 90 percent of the total Precinct Count Optical Scanner (PCOS) machines allocated for the province for the May 13 midterm elections is now in place.

Comelec's Cebu provincial office said the PCOS machines are already in place in the office of principals of schools around the province where these will be tested and sealed before election day

The machines will then be distributed to the different precincts once they have been through final testing and sealing, said Provincial Comelec officer Ferdinand Gujilde.

As this developed, the Comelec has approved the change of venue for the canvassing of votes in Cebu. Said change of venue was decided upon due to security, space and power supply concerns. There was also a consideration in terms of better transmission of votes to Comelec central office.

In Cebu City's south district, the canvassing venue was changed from the session hall to City Hall's Social Hall due to fluctuating transmission signals.

In Barili town, the canvassing venue was also transferred to the municipal social hall, while in the cities of Carcar and Naga and the towns of Pilar and Malabuyoc, the canvassing venues were transferred to the Session Hall.

In the Capitol, the Cebu-Provincial Board of Canvasser transferred from the Provincial Board session hall to the Capitol Social Hall located at the second floor of the Capitol Main Building in Escario St., Cebu City for more space.

In Mandaue City, the venue was transferred from the City Council session hall to the Mandaue City Sports and Cultural Complex at A. Soriano Avenue, Barangay Centro, Mandaue City.

Meanwhile, in Toledo City, the venue was transferred from the City Council session hall to the Marcelo Barba Sports Complex.

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