The Commission on Elections on Wednesday assured the public and political candidates of the integrity and security of the Automated Elections System.
Comelec Spokesperson James Jimenez made the assurance following the arrest of a woman who allegedly attempted to extort money from a candidate.
“We would like to assure all candidates that the AES is fair and secure, and will count the votes correctly,” Jimenez said in a statement.
Jimenez also said the AES has been used since 2010 and that “results have stood the test of time.”
“So far, it has been very accurate in counting the votes. The Comelec has faced numerous investigations and that there have been no evidence that the results were wrong or tampered,” he said.
“The will of the people shall prevail,” he added.