Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez made the announcement in a post on his Twitter account Thursday.
RMA committee head Henrietta de Villa hopes that the findings of the audit would convince those who are skeptical of the results of the recent polls.
“We hope it helps since that is the purpose of the Random Manual Audit. It’s just like the final examination of the conduct of the polls if it was accurate and credible,” said De Villa, who is also chairperson of elections watchdog Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV).
An RMA, which checks for discrepancies between the manual count and the automated count, is required under Section 24 of Republic Act 9369 (Automated Elections System Law), which states that in automated elections, there shall be a random manual audit in one precinct per congressional district, randomly chosen by the Comelec in each province and city. — BM, GMA News