Historically, the behavior of voters with regard to undervoting has been essentially the same in the last two presidential polls, PPCRV information technology director William Yu says
The Comelec and poll watchdog groups need to spot these errors to prevent disenfranchisement in the May 9 elections
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The Commission on Human Rights reminds Filipinos that making threats on social media is a form of human rights violation
The poll body is buying these election day T-shirts on top of the P26.55-M 'bib vests' for election inspectors and support staff – a waste of government money, critics say
Senator Aquilino Pimentel III criticizes the Comelec for its plan to buy uniforms for election inspectors: 'What is the point?'
(UPDATED) Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista reportedly wants support staff, aside from election inspectors, to wear ‘bib vest’ uniforms
Comelec Spokesman James Jimenez says the uniforms, which look like bibs or aprons, can uplift the 'dignity' of election inspectors
Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago is the sole presidential bet who did not spend hundreds of millions of pesos on 'pre-campaign ads'
Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista himself wants a quicker voting process after observing the mock elections
Eric Alvia of Namfrel says that to set a level playing field among all candidates, we should look at state funding, admittedly a difficult push
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For the first time, the Philippines’ election day is set during a school week for colleges and universities that have already changed their academic year
At the same time, the Comelec orders 100 new machines to accommodate more voters who lack biometrics
The organizations agreed to work together to promote an inclusive, peaceful and transparent elections
Samahan para sa Tunay na Eleksyon sa Pilipinas (STEP) will ensure that citizens are well-informed about the registration process through online and offline campaigns
The unusual number of people who filed candidacies has pushed Hagedorn's name down the candidates' list. Some of them have since withdrawn from the race.
LENTE says the 'tense and confusing atmosphere' in the capital city of Palawan should be 'a catalyst for people to exercise their right to vote'
(UPDATED) A poll watchdog also asks DepEd to excuse students from classes for them to be able to register at local Comelec offices. Registration for the youth polls is ongoing until Monday, September 29.
A 'wide, non-formal practice,' anyway. Research says 70% of interviewed election officers admitted to appointing non-public school teachers as a BET member.
A Senate bill seeks a P100,000 maximum administrative fine for late filing of election spending reports; a watchdog wants erring candidates imprisoned
CHR says election workers should provide vulnerable sectors a 'favorable environment' to exercise their right to vote
Candidates file untruthful finance reports because the law only allows an unrealistically low campaign expenditures
The 2013 polls were more inclusive of persons with disability (PWDs) compared to past elections, but much more needs to be done
An election watchdog says the 2013 polls failed to comply with international standards
When things go wrong, election watchdog Lente shares tips to guide voters, media and election inspectors
This year’s elections show how the players are improving on established forms of vote buying and vote selling
Luie Guia, a watchdog head, has been known to 'practice elections with honesty and integrity'
(3rd UPDATE) The poll chief welcomes the appointment of Luie Guia, a watchdog head, and Al Parreño, an IT expert, to the Comelec
The memory of his father, who wanted to chair the Comelec, propels Sixto Brillantes Jr into his third year in office
Former Comelec Chair Christian Monsod to receive Joe C. Baxter award for helping promote transparency in the Philippine electoral system
Civil society groups and poll reform advocates are thinking of filing a petition for TRO to stop the purchase of the old PCOS machines for use in the 2013 national elections.