Election Day - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Election Day


US Election Day predictions: Who is going to win?

Nov 08, 2016 - 9:58 AM

Here are final predictions for the Presidency as well as elections for Governors the US Senate and the US House of Representatives

FEMALE PRESIDENT? Will Hillary Clinton be the first female president of the United States? EPA/Spencer Platt

The last vote

May 09, 2016 - 7:01 PM

The oldest voters of the biggest village in the Philippines have seen this all before and they will see it again as long as they can

LAST VOTE. Concepcion Cruz supported by her son Edwardo on the way to the polls in Barangay Bagong Silang

Enrile: Nothing to fear in Duterte presidency

May 09, 2016 - 6:49 PM

The senator also hits those who fear a reimposition of martial law saying it was done in the past to protect Filipinos

Polls close in most parts of Philippines

May 09, 2016 - 5:34 PM

Polling stations where voting machines were replaced are open until 6 pm

HIGHLY ENGAGED. More than 54 million Filipinos were registered to vote on 09 May to elect a new President, Vice President, 12 senators and more than 18,000 regional and local positions. Photo by Mark Cristino/EPA

At least 10 dead in PH election day violence

May 09, 2016 - 4:36 PM

Authorities describe the violence as isolated incidents and that the overall conduct of the elections is peaceful

Pacquiao casts vote in Sarangani

May 09, 2016 - 2:47 PM

The boxing icon is seeking a seat in the Senate under the United Nationalist Alliance UNA party the political party of Vice President Jejomar Binay

VOTE CAST. Filipino boxing champion and Senate candidate Manny Pacquiao, seen here during presidential candidate Jejomar Binay's miting de avance in Makati City, casts his vote on election day. Photo by MARK R. CRISTINO/EPA

Comelec replaces 150 VCMs

May 09, 2016 - 2:44 PM

Vote counting machine glitches have been reported in various localities nationwide since polls opened at 6 am

VOTING MACHINES. The Philippines' vote-counting machines for May 9, 2016 have been manufactured by Smartmatic, which provided the same machines in the Philippines' first two automated elections. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Smartmatic denies VCMs in Novotel

May 09, 2016 - 1:54 PM

UPDATED The Roxas camp immediately debunks the rumor that vote counting machines are stored in the hotel which is located near the headquarters of the Liberal Party

FINAL TEST. Teachers serving as election inspectors test vote-counting machines (VCMs) one last time before the May 9 polls. Photo by Paterno Esmaquel II/Rappler

Soccsksargen: Defective VCMs, erroneous ballots mar voting

May 09, 2016 - 1:00 PM

A number of precincts encountered technical glitches with the VCMs but they were mostly manageable says Comelec regional director Francisco Pobe

VOTING MACHINES. The Philippines' vote-counting machines for May 9, 2016 have been manufactured by Smartmatic, which provided the same machines in the Philippines' first two automated elections. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Shooting, threats in Cebu town

May 09, 2016 - 11:37 AM

A member of the Garcia clan accuses his rival of attempting to kill an ally

ELECTION DAY VIOLENCE. File photo of Dumanjug reelectionist mayor Nelson Garcia. Photo by Rappler

2.7 million voters expected in Cebu

May 09, 2016 - 10:23 AM

Cebu has the biggest voting population in the Philippines

VOTE-RICH. Around 2.7 million are expected to head to the polls in Cebu province, the most vote-rich province in the Philippines. Pictured on right are early morning voters elsewhere in the country, in Taguig City. Photo by Pat Nabong/Rappler

Leni Robredo voting delayed as VCM malfunctions

May 09, 2016 - 10:00 AM

Problems in the vote counting machines affect even administration vice presidential bet Leni Robredo

WAITING. Vice presidential candidate Leni Robredo joins other voters in line to vote at the Tabuco Central School in Naga city. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Mar Roxas: Hard work begins

May 09, 2016 - 9:18 AM

The Liberal Party candidate casts his vote in Roxas City

ROXAS IN ROXAS. Administration candidate Mar Roxas casts his vote in Roxas City on May 9, 2016. Photo by Gil Nartea

Binay: I drafted my victory speech

May 09, 2016 - 8:33 AM

UPDATED Presidential candidate Jejomar Binay talks to reporters after casting his vote in Makati

CONFIDENT. VP Binay inside his home after casting his vote in Makati City. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Precincts open; Binay, Marcos early voters

May 09, 2016 - 6:53 AM

Vice presidential bet Francis Escudero also votes early Monday

Vice President Jejomar Binay casts his vote inside San Antonio National High School in Makati City. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

16 Election day promos and discounts

May 08, 2016 - 10:50 PM

Starbucks Dairy Queen Chili s and more – find out which restaurants are offering promos to voters

ELECTION DAY DISCOUNTS. Starbucks and other establishments offer discounts and promos on May 9, election day, for voters. Screengrab from Facebook/StarbucksPhilippines

Central Luzon police chief: Cops ready for May 9 polls

May 07, 2016 - 9:23 PM

The Police Regional Office 3 sets up a monitoring and action center in preparation for the elections

READY. The Central Luzon police are all set for the May 9 polls, following the set up of an election monitoring and action center in Camp Olivas. Photo by Jun A. Malig/Rappler

It's final: Voting hours from 6 am to 5 pm

Apr 13, 2016 - 9:00 AM

The Comelec says it wants to take advantage of daylight as it projects longer voting hours when it issues voting receipts

ELECTION DAY. A voter fills up an election ballot at an elementary school classroom used as a voting station in Manila, Philippines, on May 13, 2013. File photo by Rolex dela Peña/EPA

Selfies not allowed in polling precincts

Apr 06, 2016 - 6:16 PM

Mandaue City Election Officer Ferdinand Gujilde says those who bring their voters receipts out of the polling place will face up to 6 years imprisonment

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

EMPLOYEES' SHIRTS. The Comelec is buying these election day T-shirts for its employees for the total cost of P1.23 million. Photo by Paterno Esmaquel II/Rappler

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?

P26.5-MILLION DEAL. The Comelec will require teachers serving in the elections to wear these 'bib vest' uniforms in the May 9 polls. The Comelec is buying thousands of these for a total cost of P26.5 million. Photo by Paterno Esmaquel II/Rappler

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

ELECTION UNIFORMS. The Comelec is set to spend P26.5 million to buy these 'bib vests' for teachers serving as election inspectors, as well as their support staff. Photo by Paterno Esmaquel II

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

ELECTION UNIFORMS. This Rappler illustration (left) shows the uniforms to be worn by election inspectors on election day, based on a draft (right) shown to reporters by Comelec Spokesman James Jimenez on March 28, 2016. Illustration by Alejandro Edoria/Rappler

Supporter of fugitive mayor shot dead

May 13, 2013 - 5:59 PM

His body found near a river with shotgun wounds

1 killed, 1 injured in Eastern Samar shooting

May 11, 2013 - 12:16 PM

Victims were guarding PCOS machines in a Borongan school

SAMAR COP KILLED. Violence in Eastern Samar while guarding PCOS machines. Photo by Emil Mercado/Rappler.com

Bacnotan, La Union bet attacked by dog

May 10, 2013 - 6:22 PM

Bacnotan La Union council candidate Eddy Almodovar got the wrong end of the election rush getting bitten by a dog while campaigning

DepEd, CSC call on teachers for neutrality

May 10, 2013 - 5:55 PM

The Department of Education DepEd and the Civil Service Commission CSC call on teachers to remain neutral as they prepare to man polling precincts around the country for the May 13 elections

NEUTRALITY. Both the DepEd and CSC implore for neutrality amidst election excitement and tensions

AFP declares red alert from May 10-15

May 10, 2013 - 12:26 PM

The Armed Forces of the Philippines AFP declares red alert status on all its camps and units nationwide from May 10 to 15

Hospitals, health offices on Code White alert - DOH

May 10, 2013 - 12:07 PM

Health Secretary Enrique Ona orders all regional health offices and hospitals affiliated with the agency to be on Code White alert for elections

Waiting for Loren

May 07, 2013 - 7:30 AM

If she is as admirable as her fellow lawmakers trumpet her to be she should answer the questions on her New York property point by point patiently to every one who wants to understand

 Natashya Gutierrez

10 Things to remember on Election Day

May 04, 2013 - 8:15 AM

Election Day is the only day when everyone is truly equal One vote per person regardless of social status or intellectual capacity

FAQs: If signal jammers mar elections

Apr 27, 2013 - 11:14 PM

Signal jammers threaten election day What should the public expect from the Comelec?