The May 2010 Philippine Elections is just a few weeks away and for the first time, it will be an AES that means Automated Election System. Gone are days wherein you have to manually write the full names of each of the candidates you want to vote. Upon voting, you are given a ballot, a marking pen and a secrecy folder.
The ballot contains a list of names of all the candidates for the May 2010 Philippine Elections. Beside a candidate’s name is an oval space, you just have to use the marking pen provided to shade the oval space of your preferred candidate.
By using the Automated Election System, counting of votes will be much faster than manual system because it’s done electronically. Votes are verified and counted right after you cast your votes using an ACM meaning Automated Counting Machine. It’s also referred as PCOS machine. PCOS means Precinct Count Optical Scan machine.