The Commission on Elections is not interested in the idea of a Hybrid Election System.
In a news conference, the COMELEC insisted that they will stick to using the automated elections in the coming 2016 national elections.
COMELEC Chairman Andres Bautista said that they are not preparing for a hybrid election or a combination of manual and automated procedures in 2016.
Bautista explained that aside from lack of time to prepare such endeavor, the COMELEC thinks that the public wouldn’t want to experiment a new system this coming elections.
Meanwhile, the Hybrid election suggested by former COMELEC Commissioner Gus Lagman seems to be unwelcomed because this may not sit well with the teachers who will be facilitating the said elections.
Bautista added that DepEd Sec. Armin Luistro already talked to the COMELEC that if they will return to manual counting, teachers expressed that don’t want their participation to be mandatory.