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Here’s the schedule for the 2022 elections from Comelec

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) released the official schedule for the 2022 elections.

Based on the report in Manila Standards, Comelec has set the schedule for the May 9, 2022 National and Local Elections. The election period is from Jan. 9, 2022 and ends on June 8, 2022.

Within the said period of time, the gun ban will be implemented. This means that a person is prohibited to bear, carry, or transport firearms or other deadly weapons unless there is authorization from the Comelec.

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The liquor ban will be implemented on May 8 to 9 next year. During this period, selling, furnishing, offering, buying, serving, or taking intoxicating liquor is prohibited.

Other acts that are prohibited are the “use of security or bodyguards by candidates unless, organization or maintenance of reaction forces, strike forces, or similar forces; alteration of the territory of a precinct or establishment of a new precinct; transfer or movement of officers and employees in the civil service; and suspension of elective local officials.”

The aforementioned acts can be allowed if the Commission of Elections gives the authorization.

The filing of Certificates of Candidacy or the COC will take place for a week from October 1 to 8 this year.

For the campaign period for candidates in national positions (President, Vice-President, Senator, and party-list groups), the commission allotted the dates from Feb. 8, 2022 to May 7, 2022.

Those running for local elective positions (members of House of Representatives and regional, provincial, city, and municipal officials) will start campaigning from March 25, 2022 until May 7, 2022.

Candidates are not allowed to do their campaign activities on April 14 and 15 next year during the Maundy Thursday and Good Friday. However, campaigning abroad is prohibited. It is not also allowed to campaign on the eve of Election Day and Election Day itself.

From April 10 to May 9 next year, overseas voters may cast their votes in Philippine embassies, consulates, and other posts, under the overseas absentee voting system.

Meanwhile, local absentee voters have three days to vote and that is on April 27 to 29, 2022. The commission has set March 7, 2022, as the last day for filing an application to be a local absentee voter.

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