Precinct finder from COMELEC official Website

@rsa101 (13344)
Philippines
March 22, 2010 9:48pm CST
I just had a big scare from this site. Yesterday I have heard about the Comelec Website that says you could locate your precinct in the website so I tried accessing it I checked my wife's record and it was there and active so I proceeded to checking my record only to find out that it said that my record was deactivated and I cannot vote this coming election. It alarmed me because I never failed to vote in that precinct and only know I know that my records was deactivated. I tried calling them but their number was busy all the time. When I got home I got hold of my voter's ID and planned to call them. The next day I tried calling them again and got confused since I tried calling other numbers since the number that was supposed to be my district cannot be contacted. I talk to one employee there and tried to verify my name if it is indeed deactivated but the clerk there said my record is okay and active. I was relieved to know but I was quite disappointed with the site. They should have deactivated it if it will just cause voters to get disenfranchised knowing that their records are deactivated for no reason at all. I just hope they could somehow synchronize their online data with the data offline because it may give the wrong information.
5 responses
@ybong007 (6660)
• Philippines
23 Mar 10
I tried the website you're referring to a couple of months ago and i did not find my name in the precinct. But i know that the website is not accurate. So i'll just try my luck this coming elections by going to the precinct. If my name is there then well and good but if it's not then i guess i won't be missed.
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@rsa101 (13344)
• Philippines
23 Mar 10
It is very alarming to me since I found my wife's name active and my name deactivated, why would they deactivate my name when we vote there every election time and I think we only missed the barangay elections held sometime ago, but when national elections do happen we always exercise our votes there. I really think that they should at least disable that link if they could not synchronize it with the offline data.
@ybong007 (6660)
• Philippines
23 Mar 10
You're right. But i guess the guys over at the comelec are having the so called birth pains. It's their first time to come up with an online site so bugs and glitches are to be expected to the dismay of those that gets affected. Lets just hope that they're going to come up with a more streamlined process to avoid misleading informations. Going online is the way to go.
@rsa101 (13344)
• Philippines
23 Mar 10
Yeah I guess, you're also right it just happen that I was victimized by their bugs. Oh well I think they should try to correct it if they are really towards going online. If you were to go to their site they have a part that they claim to have been online since May of 2001. For the eight years of their existence they have not perfected the site till now that they have automated elections.
@neildc (16904)
• Philippines
24 Mar 10
i heard a lot of these kinds of incidents offline but i just know about this online from you. this is really scary. i really hope the commission will have ways to correct this, if this is just something that could be corrected before the elections.
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@rsa101 (13344)
• Philippines
24 Mar 10
Yes, it is really frightening that I was tagged as deactivated. Imagine of thousand would inquire then they would find their names deactivated. Offline my record was okay so I really do not know where the online data were basing their tagging.
@salonga (24474)
• Philippines
23 Mar 10
It is better not look at that site anymore.I don't want to have the same worries as you did. Imagine the inconvenience that sight has caused you. Well to me I will rely on the fact that I have been voting without fail each election so I know that when I reach the precint my name is there and I can perform my right of suffrage without any problem. If there would be problem then I will just cross the bridge when I reach it.
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@rsa101 (13344)
• Philippines
23 Mar 10
Yeah how I wish that I didn't see that precinct finder in their site. It made me think that I would not be able to vote this coming election. I think it is really buggy as I attempted to enter details on it and it is giving out error messages already. But, still I cannot feel comfortable knowing that the official site has stated they deactivated my records. I still fear that when I go to the precinct this election I would not see my name there. I sure hope I am wrong with this. Oh well I think COMELEC might just turn that link down at the moment if they cannot give accurate information about the voters. Might as well call their office to know your precinct assignment.
@litvillegas (1276)
• Philippines
20 Aug 12
Oh that's totally alarming.!!.. I haven't tried that rsa101 because I feel that online is not accurate. What you did was the best because no other personnel can answer your questions only the COMELEC Officers and staffs.
@geniustiger (1699)
• Philippines
25 Apr 10
Thanks for the idea that this topic was posted. I got to know when you share this to this site. If that is the case so there is still errors in the updating of the records to online site. Or else not yet finished to download all this things that's why your name is deactivated. Might be that happened in computer encoding errors . It is really alarming to you if you see it. It can affect our self specially if the candidate know of us and try to search where we are registered to then he has some thingking of us. We dont know but in real it is there. So sad to hear your experience about this thanks that you find the answer now. http://www.mylot.com/w/discussions/2064938.aspx