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Comelec’s online precinct finder now online

With two more weeks left before the 2022 elections, the COMELEC (Commission on Elections), despite the delays, finally launches its online precinct finder last Friday, April 22, with the help of the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT).

The online precinct finder launched by COMELEC makes the 2022 elections easier for registered voters who do not exactly know where to cast their votes. By simply typing their name and place of registration, the precinct finder allows the registered voters to find the exact location of their designated polling precinct before actually casting their ballots for the 2022 elections on May 9, Monday.

Although the COMELEC has initially planned to make the precinct available on April 1, Comelec Commissioner George Garcia said that the DICT was still enhancing the security of the site to prevent hacking. COMELEC also ensures that the voters’ personal data will not be stolen or compromised.

“To dispel any fears among the electorate regarding security compromise, personal data and information of registered voters are encrypted. These encrypted data remain under the handling, custody, and security of the COMELEC. For its part, the DICT will ensure the security of the cloud infrastructure used in hosting our online services,” Comelec Chairman Saidamen Pangarungan said.

Meanwhile, COMELEC also reassures that its office is now ready and ahead of schedule for the election day as all of the necessary preparations such as the printing of all the ballots and deploying of all election paraphernalia, including vote-counting machines, across the country are now accomplished. However, COMELEC has not yet completed distributing the voter information sheet (VIS) to all the registered voters and at least 370,000 ballots were reportedly defective and need to be reprinted.

For this year’s election, a grand total of 67,442,616 Filipinos were registered to vote, of which 1,697,215 registered voters were from overseas.

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