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The national elections are happening on May 9!

Stay up-to-date with our list of election announcements, including news, activities, and stories that matter.

Rappler  / May 19, 2022

Philippines logs record voter turnout for 2022 polls

The voter turnout for the 2022 elections reached a record-high, data from the Commission on Elections (Comelec) showed.

A tally of 172 out of 173 certificates of canvass indicated that 55.5 million Filipinos exercised their right to suffrage, or around 82.6% of the 67.4 million registered voters.

CNN Philippines  / May 18, 2022

Newbies, reelectionists, returnees top 2022 senatorial elections

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Wednesday formally proclaimed the 12 senatorial candidates who received the highest number of votes in the recently concluded national polls.

RaPPLER  / MAY 5, 2022

Duterte declares May 9 as ‘special non-working holiday’

President Rodrigo Duterte has declared Monday, May 9, as a special non-working holiday to “enable people to properly exercise their right to vote.”

Malacañang on Thursday, May 5, released Proclamation No. 1357 signed by Duterte.

CNN Philippines  / April 28, 2022

Comelec asks Duterte to declare May 9 a national holiday

The Commission on Elections is asking President Rodrigo Duterte to declare May 9 — election day — a national holiday to allow more people to vote.

inquirer  / April 18, 2022

No classes in public schools on May 2-13 due to election-related activities

There will be no classes in public schools from May 2 to 13 to give way to election-related activities, the Department of Education (DepEd) announced Monday.

The grade levels covered are from kindergarten to Grade 12.

RAPPLER  / April 13, 2022

Filipinos in Italy, US demand transparency over delayed ballots

Overseas Filipino organizations in Europe and the United States expressed concern over how some voters still have not received their ballots in the mail for the 2022 elections, around three days since the month-long voting period began on Sunday, April 10.

GMA News  / April 13, 2022

Comelec starts deploying ballots for local absentee voting

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Wednesday announced that it has started the deployment of ballots to be used for local absentee voting (LAV).

INQUIRER  /  april 13, 2022

Over 6,000 Filipino voters in HK have cast votes so far — consulate

A little over 6,000 registered Filipino voters in Hong Kong have so far cast their votes for the 2022 polls, an official from the Philippine Consulate General there said Wednesday.

ABS-CBN News  /  April 13, 2022

Comelec keeps Inting as gun ban panel chair, denies infighting

The Commission on Elections en banc has deferred action on the irrevocable resignation of commissioner Socorro Inting as gun ban committee chairperson, a fellow commissioner said Wednesday.

GMA News  /  April 13, 2022

Comelec to add five more precincts for Eleksyon 2022 OAV in Hong Kong

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) will add five more precincts for overseas absentee voting (OAV) in Hong Kong to accommodate more Filipinos who wish to vote for Eleksyon 2022, Commissioner George Garcia said on Wednesday.

ABS-CBN News  /  April 13, 2022

Comelec reminds bets: No campaigning on Maundy Thursday, Good Friday

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Wednesday reminded national and local candidates in the May 9 polls that they could face disqualification if they campaign on Maundy Thursday and Good Friday.

ABS-CBN News  /  April 13, 2022

PH Consulate in SF starts processing completed ballots

Boxes of sealed completed ballots for the 2022 Philippine Presidential polls are making their way to designated rooms in the Philippine Consulate General in San Francisco.After verifying that the vote counting machines were working properly, the first ballots were fed and receipts were printed.

Rappler  /  April 12, 2022

PH consulate in Dubai denies pre-shaded ballot during overseas voting

The consular office in Dubai says poll watchers from five different political parties did not witness any poll irregularity during the first day of overseas voting

Rappler  /  April 12, 2022

Inting resigns from Comelec panel, decries new chairman’s gun ban powers

The first signs of tension among the now-complete 7-member Commission on Elections (Comelec) en banc unfolded on Tuesday, April 12, after Commissioner Socorro Inting, in an act of protest, stepped down as head of the committee on the ban on firearms and security concerns (CBFSC).

CNN Philippines  /  April 11, 2022

PH embassy in Singapore confirms 'isolated incident' of spoiled ballot given to overseas voter

The Philippine embassy in Singapore confirmed that a spoiled ballot was "inadvertently and unintentionally" given to a voter Monday, adding that it was an isolated incident.

Inquirer  /  April 11, 2022

Filipino in Italy complains lack of secure venue for voters

Noting the dangers of voting outdoors, a Filipina in Rome raised concerns about the lack of a safer venue for overseas Filipinos in Italy’s capital city to cast their votes for the 2022 polls.

Rappler  /  april 6, 2022

#PHVote Guides: Where, when, and how to vote overseas

Overseas Filipinos will be the first to cast their votes in the high-stakes 2022 election during a monthlong period from April 10 to May 9.