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COMELEC website is down, precinct finder overwhelmed by hits, telephone numbers given

Comelec website down, hotlines announced

abs-cbnNEWS.com
Posted at 05/10/2010 9:23 AM | Updated as of 05/10/2010 9:25 AM

MANILA, Philippines – Due to the unexpected number of hits on Election Day, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) website has become unavailable for voters and the general public, as of posting time.

“Unfortunately, there are too many people visiting the website now. Obviously, the service is not accessible as we want it to be,” Comelec Commissioner Gregorio Larrazabal said in an interview on ANC Monday morning.

“Traffic to visit the Comelec website was more than what we had anticipated. We doubled the bandwidth. Unfortunately, things happen so we’re taking remedial steps to still allow people to check on the precincts,” he added.

Larrazabal, chairman of the poll automation steering committee, announced that the precinct finder on the Comelec website will be taken out.

Those who want to find their precincts may call the information technology (IT) department of the Comelec. The hotlines are

  • 527-0841
  • 527-2773
  • 527-2772
  • 527-0822
  • 526-7769
  • 526-7770

The Comelec commissioner noted that the bandwidth of the poll body’s website was increased to 10 megabits per second (Mbps) from 5 Mbps.

As for the election results, Larrazabal said the Comelec will release the Uniform Resource Locator (URL) later in the day.

source: http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/nation/05/10/10/comelec-website-down-hotlines-announced

  1. Patrick Juber B. Orias
    May 10, 2010 at 12:38 pm

    marami ang gumagamit ng polling precint finder diba? bakit hindi nyo nalang bigyan ng data ung media para sila na mismo ang mag”HOST” nung application.. gumamit na kayo ng mirror sites para ma access na yan gamit sila…. yung friend ko di mahanap ung polling precint nya.. di na ata siya mag vovote… (5Hours left to vote) sana magawan nyo ng paraan para makaboto din sila…

  2. luvy vega
    May 10, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    me too, same predicament! is there anyone who could help?

  3. Volunteer
    May 10, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    pwede rin naman itanognsa Official citizens’ arm, ang PPCRV… Meron silang lista ng mga precints… Nakastation sila sa mga eskwelahan today…

  1. May 10, 2010 at 10:57 am

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