SC orders COMELEC to issue receipts

En Banc Action, 8 March 2016 | GR 222731 (Bagumbayan-VNP v Comelec)

The Court, voting unanimously (Brion, J., on leave), rendered the following judgment in this matter:

“WHEREFORE, the Petition for Mandamus is GRANTED. The Commission on Elections is ORDERED to enable the vote verification feature of the vote counting machines, which prints the voter’s choices without prejudice to the issuance of guidelines to regulate the release and disposal of the issued receipts to ensure a clean, honest, and orderly elections such as, but not limited to, ensuring that after voter verification, receipts should be deposited in a separate ballot box and not taken out of the precinct.


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