Rappler's latest stories on electoral reform
On the agenda for the July 31 hearing: increase in campaign expenditures, alleged electoral fraud in 2016
The Consultative Committee members who want this provision say it would lead to less conflict and more collaborative governance
A coalition of opposition parties under the banner of the National Electoral Reform Agenda had planned country wide demonstrations demanding reform ahead of the 2018 election
Academics weighed the pros and cons of adopting a federal form of government and better representation in Congress
Local electoral systems across nations allow electors to vote for candidates directly including independent candidates without any need for party affiliation
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This piece will dive into specific voters’ demographics that could influence the outcome of these elections With the upcoming elections in both countries will voting blocs make a winner?
Both the US and the Philippines could be faced with serious questions about our respective electoral systems
Run off systems avoid this pitfall of “vote splitting” and the related problem of a president wielding vast influence on the back of a minority of the voters In the wake of a run off election the new president is elected with a much stronger popular mandate
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
In 2010 Binay spent over P201 million on media ads during the campaign period How much can candidates actually spend?
The bill allows family members to run in different provinces It also covers common law spouses and even illegitimate children
Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista confirms that newly appointed Comelec Commissioner Sheriff Abas is a nephew of MILF chief negotiator Mohagher Iqbal
MILF chief negotiator Mohagher Iqbal refuses to confirm or deny if newly appointed Comelec Commissioner Sheriff Abas is his nephew
By July the Comelec is set to decide whether to repair its existing vote counting machines or buy 100 000 new ones for the elections in 2016
Newly appointed Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista says he is however interested to hear about a semi automated process proposed by critics of the poll body
Years after he was nominated to become chief justice Comelec chair Andres Bautista finds himself in another office assailed for lack of transparency
The bill will guarantee a majority of seats in parliament to the party that gets the most votes in an election through a winner s premium
The poll body however already cancelled the registration of 39 party list groups including Ang Ladlad and Pasang Masda
For his part Comelec chief Sixto Brillantes Jr says that negotiations with Smartmatic are still underway and the contract for PCOS diagnostics has yet to be signed
The vote on electoral reform held days before an expected major protest seeking greater democracy for Hong Kong has angered Beijing
Senator Alan Cayetano calls the Comelec chairman worse than Garci Sixto Brillantes Jr says I m about to retire in February 2015 How can I rig the 2016 polls?
10 years after the Hello Garci scandal Senator Grace Poe says We need to prevent high tech election fraud from once again making a mockery of our electoral system
Will the anti political dynasty bill have a chance of passing in the Senate after the Senate President s endorsement?
The Senate committee hearing takes place one week after the House version of the anti political dynasty bill was sponsored before the plenary for the first time in 27 years
The Philippine National Police classifies election related incidents that took place within and outside the election period in preparation for the 2016 national polls
If we want an efficient voting system says Senator Koko Pimentel it will be dependent on a good reliable trustworthy voters list
Even if there is a low number of cases the fact [is] that vote buying is already a curse plaguing the elections the senator says during a hearing
Comelec says they are limited by current laws on the definition of parties to accredit The legislature will have to pass amendments
Approved after 27 years the bill seeks to prohibit relatives to hold or run for national and local office in successive simultaneous or overlapping terms
The newly accredited group will guard the ARMM elections when it is for the first time synchronized with national and other local polls
It s a curse that gives us leaders with lots of money but too little qualifications