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April 19, 2024

BSP receives final source code for May 9 polls from COMELEC

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) on Monday received the final source code for the May 9 national and local elections from the Commission on Elections (COMELEC).

COMELEC Chairman Saidamen Pangarungan turned over the box containing the transmission router source code for the May 9 polls to BSP Governor Benjamin Diokno.

“We share the COMELEC’s strong commitment to upholding integrity and reinforcing public trust and confidence in the upcoming elections,” Diokno said.

As mandated by Republic Act 9369 or The Election Automation Law, the source code needs to be deposited in a high-security vault.

The final trusted build of the transmission router source code, which is needed to ensure the secure distribution of election results and other related data to different endpoints.

The source code was stored on a flash drive and kept in a secure metal box, similar to the initial batch deposited last February 2, 2022.

The BSP also kept in its vaults the election source codes in 2010, 2013, 2016 and 2019.