Elections Calendar

January 9–June 8

Election Period

Prohibited Acts:

  • Alteration of territory of a precinct or establishment of a new precinct
  • Transfer or movement of officers and employees in the civil service
  • Bearing, carrying, or transporting firearms or other deadly weapons, unless authorized in writing by the Commission
  • Use of security personnel or bodyguards by candidate unless authorized in writing by the Commission
  • Organization or maintenance of reaction forces, strike forces, or other similar forces
  • Suspension of elective local officials

February 8–May 7

Campaign period for candidates for President, Vice President, Senator, and party-list groups participating in the party-list system of representation

Prohibited Acts (for February 8–May 9):

  • Campaigning on April 14 and April 15
  • Giving donations or gift in cash or in kind
  • Appointment or use of special policemen, confidential agents, and the like

March 25–May 7

Campaign period for candidates for Member House of Representatives, and elective regional, provincial, city, municipal officials

Prohibited Acts:

  • Campaigning on April 14 and April 15

April 8

Last day to prepare list of qualified local absentee voters

April 10–May 9

Casting of votes by overseas voters

Prohibited Acts:

  • Campaigning abroad, within Philippine embassies, consulates, and other posts where overseas voters may exercise their right to vote

April 27–29

Local absentee voting

May 8

Eve of Election Day

Prohibited Acts:

  • Campaigning;
  • Selling, furnishing, offering, buying, serving, or taking intoxication liquor;
  • Giving or accepting free transportation, food, drinks, or things of value

May 9

Election Day

Casting of votes

Casting of votes by Persons Deprived of Liberty at spacial polling places up to 2:00PM

Counting and consolidation of votes

Prohibited Acts:

  • Campaigning;
  • Selling, furnishing, offering, buying, serving, or taking intoxication liquor;
  • Giving or accepting free transportation, food, drinks, or things of value
  • Voting more than once of in substitution of another
  • Soliciting votes or undertaking any propaganda for or against candidates or any political party within 30 meters of the polling place
  • Opening of booths or stalls for merchandise or refreshments within 30 meters from the polling place
  • Holding of fairs, cockfights, boxing, horse races, or any other similar sports

May 12

Proclaimation ofwinning city/municipal elective officials

May 16

Proclamation of winners for senatorial, congressional, party-list, regional, and provincial elections