In its efforts to make voting easier for everyone, COMELEC is exploring the possibility of letting voters cast their ballots through an app. COMELEC Commissioner Rowena Guanzon confirmed a few days ago that they are talking to four mobile app suppliers to create a mobile app voting program/system for Comelec
Four suppliers of Mobile App voting program /system offered to conduct a test run for @COMELEC . If successful we will ask Congress to pass a law . @migzzubiri @SenImeeMarcos @piacayetano @iampinglacson @Cynthia_Villar
— Rowena Guanzon (@rowena_guanzon) January 29, 2020
While Guanzon did not disclose further details about the project, she said that election watchdogs Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV), National Citizens’ Movement for Free Elections (Namfrel), and Legal Network for Truthful Elections (Lente) will be invited to the app testing, and that she assures the public of transparency.
Should the test run be successful, Guanzon urges Congress to pass a law for mobile app-based voting.