RESOLUTION No. 8739
GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE BOARD OF ELECTION INSPECTORS (BEI)
ON THE VOTING, COUNTING, AND TRANSMISSION OF RESULTS
IN CONNECTION WITH THE 10 MAY 2010, NATIONAL AND LOCAL ELECTIONS.
Promulgation: 29 December 2009
SEC. 43. Preservation of the list of voters. - The EO shall keep the EDCVL and PCVL in a safe place until such time that the Commission gives instructions on their disposition.
SEC. 44. Omission or erroneous inclusion of documents in ballot box. - If after locking the ballot box, the BEI discovers that some documents or articles required to be placed in the ballot box were not placed therein, the BEI, instead of opening it to place therein said documents or articles, shall deliver the same to the Election Officer. The Election Officer shall take appropriate measures to preserve the integrity of the documents.
In no instance shall the ballot box be reopened to place therein or to take out therefrom any document or article except in proper cases and with prior written authority of the Commission to retrieve copies of the election returns which will be needed in any canvass. In such instance, the members of the BEI and the watchers shall be notified of the time and place of the opening of said ballot box. However, if there are other authentic copies of the election returns outside of the ballot box which can be used in the canvass, such copies of the election returns shall be used in said canvass and the opening of the ballot box to retrieve copies of the election returns placed therein shall then be dispensed with.
SEC. 45. Special procedures. - The express provisions of this Resolution notwithstanding, the Commission may, in exceptional cases, adopt special procedures in the voting, counting, consolidation, transmission, storage, custody, distribution and retrieval of accountable forms and paraphernalia to fulfill its constitutional mandate to ensure free, orderly, honest, peaceful and credible elections.
SEC. 46. Effectivity. - This Resolution shall take effect on the seventh (7th) day affer its publication in two (2) daily newspapers of general circulation in the Philippines.
SEC. 47. Publication and dissemination. - Let the Education and Information Department, this Commission, cause the publication of this Resolution in two (2) daily newspapers of general circulation and furnish copies thereof to all Regional Election Diredors, Provincial Election Supervisors, Election Officers and Boards of Election Inspectors.
(Sgd.) JOSE A.R. MELO
(Sgd.) RENE V. SARMIENTO
(Sgd.) NICODEMO T. FERRER
(Sgd.) LUCENITO N. TAGLE
(Sgd.) ARMANDO C. VELASCO
(Sgd.) ELIAS R. YUSOPH
(Sgd.) GREGORIO Y. LARRAZABAL