During a meeting of PPCRV Pampanga officials this afternoon, one issue was brought up regarding the reliability of the PCOS machines on election day itself May 10, 2010.
The machines will be outside of their ideal environment whose consequence no one can predict.
It was brought up in the meeting that there is a standing Comelec policy that a manual audit of 5 PCOS machines per congressional disctrict will be conducted upon closing of the precincts on May 10. That would total 20 PCOS machines for the province of Pampanga.
It is essential that the 20 machines be chosen in random, similar to a raffle or the same way they obtain result in our own Philippine Lotto.
Lotto uses this mechanical device to allay doubts with the integrity of the procedure.