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Random manual audit of votes matches 99.93% of ERs –Comelec

The random manual audit of votes in the 2022 elections showed a 99.93% overall accuracy rate so far, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) said on Monday.

At a press briefing, Commissioner George Garcia said that 128 of the 757 randomly selected clustered polling precincts have been checked.

“Ang sabi ng ating random manual audit sa 128 out of 757 na mga presinto ilan ang nakita nila, 99.93% ang nagta-tally,” he said.

(Our random manual audit found that, based on the 128 out of the 757 precincts, 99.93% tallied.)

Garcia added that 99.97% accuracy rate was reported for the presidential elections, 99.96% for the vice-presidential race, and 99.97% for senatorial and partylist polls.

Comelec acting spokesperson Rex Laudiangco said the figures were as of May 21, 2022.

He said that the random manual audit was led by the Comelec, poll watchdogs like LENTE, an association of certified public accountants, and the Philippine Statistics Authority.

A random manual audit is conducted to check the performance of vote counting machines (VCMs) and to examine the ballots to validate accuracy. — DVM, GMA News