It is only a few days left before the very first automated elections in the Philippines is implemented.  The very first automated elections will be held at the May 10, 2010 Presidential Elections.  In this elections, a machine called Precint Count Optical Scan (PCOS) will be used to count the votes of each candidate.  Only the counting of the votes is automated in this election.  The ballot to be used and the way of voting was changed, but it will still be done manually.

Herewith is a video from ABS-CBN that shows what PCOS machine is and how it works:

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May 2010 Philippines Automated Elections: What is a PCOS Machine (Video) |