Comelec mulls extension of source code review period

MANILA Interested groups still have a chance to conduct a review of the source code of the automated election system (AES) to be used in the May 13, 2019 National and Local Elections (NLE), as the Commission on Elections (Comelec) is looking to extend the review period.

The review committee is recommending extending the review period. For now, we have until January 31 at the De La Salle University, said Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez in an interview Wednesday.

In case there are interested groups who want to review again, they still can, he added.

Last October, the poll body started the local source code review by several groups at the said University.

A total of 66 individuals from 19 entities are participating in the review.

With this, Jimenez noted that so far, the reviewers have not raised any significant findings.

So far, there have yet to be any findings that we can call material or significant with the operation of our source code... having any malcode, so far, there has been none, he said.

Republic Act 9369 states that the commission shall promptly make the source code available and open to any interested party or group, which may conduct their own review. (PNA)

Source: Philippines News Agency

Related posts