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MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – What a Valentine's gift for media workers.
Commission on Elections (Comelec) spokesman James Jimenez on Thursday, February 14, said the poll body has finalized its rules for media absentee voting.
In Resolution No. 9637 promulgated Wednesday, February 13, the Comelec said the media can vote from April 28 to 30, any time from 8 am to 5 pm. They may do so at the Comelec offices where they filed their applications to vote.
The media should file applications for absentee voting by March 31. The Comelec will accept their applications in the following offices:
They may only vote, however, for the positions of senator and party-list representative. (Read the full resolution below.)
The Comelec said the following members of the media can vote from April 28 to 30:
For media voters, the only condition is that on election day, May 13, "they will not be able to vote due to the performance of their functions in covering and reporting the conduct of elections."
The media may vote alongside other local absentee voters, such as government officials and employees, members of the Philippine National Police, and members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines. – Rappler.com
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