The 2010 Philippines National Elections on May 10, 2010 will have its counting automated. Part of automating the counting is a need to change the ballot that will be used by voters. Originally, Filipino voters write the names of the candidate that they wish to vote. In the new ballot, the names of the candidates are already printed on the ballot. Voters just need to shade the oval on the side of the candidates name. A Precint Count Optical Scan (PCOS) machine will be used to scan the ballot and count the votes for each candidate.