Legal Network for Truthful Elections<br />www.lente.org.ph<br />
Why automate the elections?<br />
Maguindanaoexposé, sole citizens’ watchgroup in the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) elections,accountability<b...
200820102011<br />3,000 volunteers<br />95% of all provinces<br />16 regions<br />over 2,031 complaints documented<br /><3...
Communications Goals<br />Fill the ranks. <br />Spread the gospel of democracy.<br />Get Comelec accreditation.<br />Put L...
Audience<br />
The LENTE Message House<br />
Media Partnerships<br /><ul><li>Social Networking
Facebook
Twitter
Ushahidi
Lente.org.ph
Telecommunications (SMS)
Social Weather Station
Broadcast
including Provincial Radio Stations, PIA
Print and Online
Newsbreak
Vera Files
Inquirer
Star, Bulletin
Business Mirror</li></li></ul><li>Appearances<br /><ul><li>TV5 / IBC13 / DZRH 666 / DZMM 630 Radyo Patrol / GNN / GMA7 / A...
Ensuring Detainees' Right to Suffrage
Ensuring the Right to Vote of our Katutubos
Advancing the Moslem Voters’ Rights (PCID)
Electoral Offenses
Lessons Learned from the 2008 ARMM Elections
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Legal Network for Truthful Elections (Lente)

  1. 1. Legal Network for Truthful Elections<br />www.lente.org.ph<br />
  2. 2. Why automate the elections?<br />
  3. 3.
  4. 4. Maguindanaoexposé, sole citizens’ watchgroup in the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) elections,accountability<br />200720082010<br />
  5. 5. 200820102011<br />3,000 volunteers<br />95% of all provinces<br />16 regions<br />over 2,031 complaints documented<br /><30 cases filed<br />
  6. 6. Communications Goals<br />Fill the ranks. <br />Spread the gospel of democracy.<br />Get Comelec accreditation.<br />Put Lente in the map.<br />
  7. 7. Audience<br />
  8. 8. The LENTE Message House<br />
  9. 9. Media Partnerships<br /><ul><li>Social Networking
  10. 10. Facebook
  11. 11. Twitter
  12. 12. Ushahidi
  13. 13. Lente.org.ph
  14. 14. Telecommunications (SMS)
  15. 15. Social Weather Station
  16. 16. Broadcast
  17. 17. including Provincial Radio Stations, PIA
  18. 18. Print and Online
  19. 19. Newsbreak
  20. 20. Vera Files
  21. 21. Inquirer
  22. 22. Star, Bulletin
  23. 23. Business Mirror</li></li></ul><li>Appearances<br /><ul><li>TV5 / IBC13 / DZRH 666 / DZMM 630 Radyo Patrol / GNN / GMA7 / ABSCBN
  24. 24. Ensuring Detainees' Right to Suffrage
  25. 25. Ensuring the Right to Vote of our Katutubos
  26. 26. Advancing the Moslem Voters’ Rights (PCID)
  27. 27. Electoral Offenses
  28. 28. Lessons Learned from the 2008 ARMM Elections
  29. 29. The Social Responsibility of the Business Sector in Election Mobilization (CSM)
  30. 30. Absentee Voting
  31. 31. Campaign Finance Monitoring</li></li></ul><li>
  32. 32.
  33. 33.
  34. 34. Institutional Partners<br />
  35. 35. May 10, 2010 <br />D-Day SOP<br />3 National Hotlines<br />16 Regional Hotlines<br />3,000 volunteers in 95% of the country<br />Challenge:<br />Verification<br />Risk of “kuryente” (false reports)<br />
  36. 36. Flow of Information from Field to Local Media<br />
  37. 37. Flow of Information from Field to Mainstream Media<br />
  38. 38. You know it’s an election offense if<br />
  39. 39. Top Election Offenses<br />Over-campaigning<br />Vote buying<br />Vote selling<br />Illegal assistance<br />Harassment <br />Unlawful campaign<br />Illegal voting (flying voters)<br />Violation of gun ban<br />Electoral sabotage<br />
  40. 40. Mangyan paralegals. <br /> The Legal Network for Truthful Elections (Lente) trained members of the indigenous peoples of Mindoro island on the automated elections and prosecution of election offenders.<br />
  41. 41. The Mangyan paralegals reported the following offenses:<br />Hakot<br />Writers<br />Bribery and undue influence<br />
  42. 42. Free ride on election day = unlawful electioneering<br />
  43. 43. Special case: <br />journalists’ legal concerns<br />
  44. 44.
  45. 45.
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  47. 47. Lessons<br />Social networking sites served as a bulletin board.<br />As to the automation, the electorate wanted change and yet had doubts about it.<br />Lente made it harder to cheat.<br />Comelec needs to improve communications.<br />Vote buying is probably going to get bigger.<br />
  48. 48. Thank you.<br />

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