|LRV calls for vigilance against ‘Hocus PCOS’|
Villafuerte, who is running for Camarines Sur 3rd District Representative, said the disabling of the security features seriously undermined the legitimacy and credibility of the elections.
The four security features include Ultra Violet Detectors, Source Code Review, Voter Verification Paper Audit Trail, and Digital Signatures.
The Ultra Violet Detectors are intended to prevent the use of fake ballots and prevent the pre-loading of spurious votes into the CF cards. The Source Code Review is intended to insure the integrity and credibility of the automated election system by subjecting the source codes of the entire system to independent review and forensic examination. The Voter Verification Paper Audit Trail is intended to assure the voter that his votes had been correctly read and counted by the voting machine. Lastly, the Digital Signature is intended to authenticate all transmitted election results and prevent the transmission of fake election results via unauthorized network intrusion or hacking.
Villafuerte also told the audience to be vigilant in the upcoming elections, not only against candidates who employ unfair practices, but also against unscrupulous individuals who wish to manipulate the results of the polls.—BICOLSTANDARD.COM