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Undervoting in 2016 VP election: Will it help Marcos' case?

Jun 10, 2016 - 1:31 PM

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

Undervoting in 2016 VP election: Will it help Marcos' case?

Over-votes in past elections due to vote counting machine glitches?

May 05, 2016 - 6:13 PM

The Comelec and poll watchdog groups need to spot these errors to prevent disenfranchisement in the May 9 elections

Over-votes in past elections due to vote counting machine glitches?

Poll watchdogs prepare for final stretch of 2016 elections

May 04, 2016 - 12:30 PM

Want to volunteer for the 2016 elections? Check out what poll watchdogs are doing and how you can help

Poll watchdogs prepare for final stretch of 2016 elections

Election-related human rights violations rampant online – CHR

Apr 18, 2016 - 5:20 PM

The Commission on Human Rights reminds Filipinos that making threats on social media is a form of human rights violation

Election-related human rights violations rampant online – CHR

Comelec to spend P1.23M, too, for employees’ shirts

Mar 31, 2016 - 5:14 PM

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

Comelec to spend P1.23M, too, for employees’ shirts

Senator hits poll uniforms: 'Why throw away P20M?'

Mar 30, 2016 - 7:16 PM

Senator Aquilino Pimentel III criticizes the Comelec for its plan to buy uniforms for election inspectors: 'What is the point?'

Senator hits poll uniforms: 'Why throw away P20M?'

Comelec to buy more poll uniforms; budget now P26.5M

Mar 30, 2016 - 5:23 PM

(UPDATED) Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista reportedly wants support staff, aside from election inspectors, to wear ‘bib vest’ uniforms

Comelec to buy more poll uniforms; budget now P26.5M

Comelec hit over P20-M poll uniforms for teachers

Mar 28, 2016 - 6:30 PM

Comelec Spokesman James Jimenez says the uniforms, which look like bibs or aprons, can uplift the 'dignity' of election inspectors

Comelec hit over P20-M poll uniforms for teachers

Billions of pesos spent on 'pre-campaign' ads

Mar 10, 2016 - 8:56 PM

Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago is the sole presidential bet who did not spend hundreds of millions of pesos on 'pre-campaign ads'

Billions of pesos spent on 'pre-campaign' ads

Darker ovals, bigger boxes pushed after mock polls

Feb 13, 2016 - 10:42 PM

Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista himself wants a quicker voting process after observing the mock elections

Darker ovals, bigger boxes pushed after mock polls

Some candidates dishonest in campaign spending – poll watchdogs

Feb 02, 2016 - 7:49 PM

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

Some candidates dishonest in campaign spending – poll watchdogs

CONVERSATION: What problems did you encounter during voters' registration?

Oct 26, 2015 - 5:15 PM

Join our Twitter conversation on @rapplerdotcom with Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez and election watchdog Lente PH on Tuesday, October 27, at 4 pm

CONVERSATION: What problems did you encounter during voters' registration?

New hurdle on election day: Classes in May

Oct 01, 2015 - 8:30 PM

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

New hurdle on election day: Classes in May

Comelec weighs bid to extend voters' registration

Oct 01, 2015 - 1:44 PM

At the same time, the Comelec orders 100 new machines to accommodate more voters who lack biometrics

Comelec weighs bid to extend voters' registration

Poll watchdogs band together for 2016 elections

Jul 19, 2015 - 4:19 PM

The organizations agreed to work together to promote an inclusive, peaceful and transparent elections

Poll watchdogs band together for 2016 elections

Civic group launches #ListaNaYan voters campaign

Jul 05, 2015 - 3:30 PM

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

Civic group launches #ListaNaYan voters campaign

Puerto Princesa mayoral bets down to 22

May 07, 2015 - 11:16 AM

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.

Puerto Princesa mayoral bets down to 22

Puerto Princesa recall: Residents urged to cast, protect votes

May 06, 2015 - 6:03 PM

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'

Puerto Princesa recall: Residents urged to cast, protect votes

SK registration made easier: Fill out forms online

Sep 24, 2014 - 4:10 PM

(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.

SK registration made easier: Fill out forms online

House bill seeks non-compulsory poll duties for teachers

Mar 19, 2014 - 8:40 PM

A 'wide, non-formal practice,' anyway. Research says 70% of interviewed election officers admitted to appointing non-public school teachers as a BET member.

House bill seeks non-compulsory poll duties for teachers

Jail time, P100,000 fine for not filing poll spending sought

Feb 21, 2014 - 11:00 PM

A Senate bill seeks a P100,000 maximum administrative fine for late filing of election spending reports; a watchdog wants erring candidates imprisoned

Jail time, P100,000 fine for not filing poll spending sought

Single precinct for PWDs, seniors urged for barangay polls

Jul 18, 2013 - 9:00 PM

CHR says election workers should provide vulnerable sectors a 'favorable environment' to exercise their right to vote

Single precinct for PWDs, seniors urged for barangay polls

‘PH needs realistic election spending cap’

Jun 26, 2013 - 6:03 PM

Candidates file untruthful finance reports because the law only allows an unrealistically low campaign expenditures

‘PH needs realistic election spending cap’

Were the 2013 polls PWD-friendly?

May 25, 2013 - 4:49 PM

The 2013 polls were more inclusive of persons with disability (PWDs) compared to past elections, but much more needs to be done

Were the 2013 polls PWD-friendly?

'2013 polls worse than 2010' - LENTE

May 17, 2013 - 7:07 PM

An election watchdog says the 2013 polls failed to comply with international standards

'2013 polls worse than 2010' - LENTE

Eleksyon 2013: How to handle PCOS machine problems

May 13, 2013 - 4:56 PM

When things go wrong, election watchdog Lente shares tips to guide voters, media and election inspectors

Eleksyon 2013: How to handle PCOS machine problems

Votes for sale, anyone?

May 11, 2013 - 3:05 AM

This year’s elections show how the players are improving on established forms of vote buying and vote selling

Votes for sale, anyone?

Even Aquino's critic wants Guia in Comelec

Apr 21, 2013 - 4:59 PM

Luie Guia, a watchdog head, has been known to 'practice elections with honesty and integrity'

Even Aquino's critic wants Guia in Comelec

Palace names Comelec commissioners

Apr 18, 2013 - 10:18 AM

(3rd UPDATE) The poll chief welcomes the appointment of Luie Guia, a watchdog head, and Al Parreño, an IT expert, to the Comelec

Palace names Comelec commissioners

Comic book history the fun way

Mar 18, 2013 - 5:33 PM

Our comics expert reviews a comic book on the history of comic books

Comic book history the fun way

Brillantes: Comelec chair in his father's seat

Jan 18, 2013 - 9:11 AM

The memory of his father, who wanted to chair the Comelec, propels Sixto Brillantes Jr into his third year in office

Brillantes: Comelec chair in his father's seat

Monsod recognized for PH electoral reforms

Oct 27, 2012 - 2:14 PM

Former Comelec Chair Christian Monsod to receive Joe C. Baxter award for helping promote transparency in the Philippine electoral system

Group to file TRO against purchase of PCOS machines

Mar 18, 2012 - 1:46 PM

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.