By Ricky Laxa
Officials of the Philippine Embassy in Kuwait recently held in public the final testing and sealing (FTS) of Vote Counting Machines (VCMs) in preparation for the Philippine National and Local Elections 2022 which will commence on the 10th of April 2022 and will finish on the 10th of May 2022.
In a brief press release by the Embassy of the Philippines stated that the Final Testing and Sealing (FTS) of Vote Counting Machines (VCMs) was to ensure that all systems are up to date and running for the upcoming Philippine National and Local Elections 2022. This included procedures, like diagnostics, open-voting, close voting, and re-zero of the VCMs. Members of the Filipino community includes Coalition of Filipino Community in Kuwait and other organizations were present to witness and take part in the proceedings. Members of the public present during the event given a chance to take part in the complete voting procedures which included how to vote, from the shading, inserting and casting of the ballot, as well as printing of the vote receipt.
“The FTS proceedings were successful as the Embassy further prepare themselves to assist overseas Filipinos in Kuwait to exercise their right to vote. The FTS proceedings started at 9:00 AM and ended at 5:50 PM (Kuwait Time” stated Luiz Osorio, VCM and CCS Operator.
Filipinos in Kuwait are urged to check their names in the Certified List of Overseas Voters posted at the Embassy’s website and official Facebook page.