Here Are Some Notes To Refer To For Guidance During The 2019 Elections
ELECTION 2019 – This year’s schedule for the official midterm elections is set at May 13, 2019 (Monday).
As the election day draws closer, it is always best to keep up with updates to be guided. Meanwhile, here are some notes for reference during the May 13 elections.
Before the voting process
- It is very important to know your candidates. Research about the running candidates and get to know them. Study about their backgrounds, records, platforms, achievements and other information you find useful.
- You can visit COMELEC’s official website and go to your Barangay Hall for designated precincts to check on your eligibility for voting.
During the voting process
- Go to your designated poll precinct. (Note: They will be open from 6am to 6pm only)
- Bring government-issued Identification cards. Especially your voter’s ID. You can also bring a sheet paper to list your choice of candidates to vote for.
- Locate your name in the Posted Computerized Voters List or PCLV, these will be available outside the polling precincts. After locating your name, proceed to the Board of Election Inspector or BEI for verification.
- Give your name, government-issued ID and designated precinct number to the Board of Election Inspector.
- Get a ballot, a ballot folder and a marker.
- Proceed to the voting station.
- Select your candidates. Be smart in picking your candidates. You can either vote less than the allowed number or not vote at all but you are not allowed to vote more than the specified number.
- Insert your ballot in the Vote Counting Machine.
- An official will cut your receipt and mark your forefinger with indelible ink.
- Confirm your vote by checking on your receipt.
(Important note: you are not allowed to take a picture of your ballot or receipt)
After the voting process
- Wait for results that are expected to be posted by May 17 to 19.
That is all there is to it, at least for now. Remember to vote wisely!