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New round of voter registration begins August 1

Jun 22, 2019 - 12:00 AM

The voter registration period will last until September 30

VOTER REGISTRATION. A voter registers for the 2019 elections at Comelec-Quezon City on September 29, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Fewer polling precincts post 100% turnout in 2019

Jun 03, 2019 - 1:30 PM

(UPDATED) A precinct with unusually high or 100% turnout is not enough to conclude there is cheating, but it could be an indicator, says an election watchdog

Glitches in new voter registration verification machines delay voting in some precincts

May 13, 2019 - 12:33 PM

(UPDATED) 'The lesson to be learned here is, kailangan ng mas matinding education tungkol sa mga bagong sistema na ito,' says Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez

ELECTION DAY. Voters wait to cast their ballots in a polling precinct in Manila on May 13, 2019. Sofia Tomacruz/Rappler

[OPINYON] Pakibulong... sa mga wala pang iboboto

May 12, 2019 - 10:00 AM

Higit sa youth vote, ang pinakamahalagang magagawa isang araw bago ang eleksiyon ay youth campaign – kailangang padaluyin ang paghahangad sa pagbabago

LIST: Where will Comelec's new voter registration verification machines be used?

May 10, 2019 - 5:18 PM

If things go smoothly during the machines' pilot run, Comelec said it may use the machines nationwide for the 2022 presidential elections

NEW MACHINES. The Comelec will pilot test its voter registration verification machines in 14 areas during election day, May 13, 2019. Screenshot from Rappler

[EXPLAINER] Catching vote-buyers is not just the Comelec’s job

Apr 23, 2019 - 9:00 PM

There are only two Comelec employees in every city and municipality. If we want to counter vote-buying effectively, both the citizenry and candidates have to be vigilant.

Filipino voters in UAE start casting their ballots

Apr 14, 2019 - 5:54 PM

'As overseas Filipinos, your vote is significant and important because this would have an impact on you and your families back home,' says Ambassador Hjayceelyn Quintana

OVERSEAS VOTING. Registered Filipino voters in Dubai start casting their ballots for the 2019 elections. Photo courtesy of Philippine Consulate General in Dubai

[OPINYON] Edukasyon at pagsasakapangyarihan ng mga botante

Mar 31, 2019 - 11:06 AM

Nakasalalay ang kinabukasan ng ating bansa sa pagboto natin sa darating na halalan kung kaya't nararapat na imulat din natin ang ating mga kapwa-botante

POWE OF VOTE. Comelec holds a simulation of Barangay and SK Elections at Rosauro Almario Elementary School. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

[OPINYON] Dear Undecided Voter

Mar 21, 2019 - 8:00 PM

‘Ipaalala mo sa may desisyon na...mas kilalanin ang kandidato sa kanilang motibong hindi binabanggit sa campaign jingle, campaign poster, o patalastas...malayong-malayo sa intensiyong maglingkod sa kapwa’

[OPINION] How to make the automated elections less vulnerable to cheats

Feb 12, 2019 - 9:00 AM

In the 2019 elections, the Comelec will test a Voter Registration Verification System in one-third of the clustered precincts, mostly in Mindanao

Agot Isidro, Bencab, Bituin Escalante want you to vote in 2019

Nov 30, 2018 - 6:46 PM

A series of online videos featuring Pinoy artists and celebs encourages the youth to cast their ballots in 2019

Voters crowd polling stations as U.S. delivers verdict on Trump

Nov 07, 2018 - 6:23 AM

Millions of Americans head to the polls Tuesday, November 6, in the first major voter test of Donald Trump's chaotic, often controversial presidency

US VOTES. Voters fill out their ballots at Minneapolis College of Art and Design on November 6, 2018 in Minneapolis, United States. Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images/AFP

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Ano ang nakataya sa 2019 elections?

Oct 15, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Ang eleksiyon ay tungkol sa ating mga botante. Ang laging tanong ay: ano ba ang magagawa ni Kandidato X at ni Kandidato Y upang paunlarin ang buhay natin?

Election fever heats up as filing of candidacies begins

Oct 11, 2018 - 7:32 AM

'We don’t want to turn it into a circus of supporters,' the Commission on Elections says of the filing of certificates of candidacy from October 11 to 17

WHERE THE ACTION IS. All eyes are on the Commission on Elections headquarters at the Palacio del Gobernador in Intramuros, Manila, for the filing of certificates of candidacy for senatorial candidates in the 2019 elections. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

More than 2.5M register as new voters, exceeding Comelec target

Oct 08, 2018 - 10:27 PM

All in all, the Comelec expects the number of registered voters to total approximately 60 to 61 million

VOTER REGISTRATION. Filipinos register as voters on September 29, 2018, the last day of voter registration this year. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

The week in photos: September 29-October 5, 2018

Oct 06, 2018 - 5:46 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

SURFER DUDES. Dogs ride a wave in tandem during the 10th annual Surf City Surf Dog contest in Huntington Beach, California on September 29, 2018. Photo by Frederic J. Brown/AFP

Father brings whole family to register for 2019 elections

Sep 29, 2018 - 5:43 PM

Nelson Almario and his family spend the whole afternoon at the registration center in Arroceros, Manila, to make sure the candidates they choose to support in the 2019 polls would have a better chance of winning

FAMILY. Nelson Alamrio made sure his whole family would register for the upcoming 2019 midterm elections. Photo by Sofia Tomacruz/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Thousands troop to Comelec offices on last day of voters' registration

Sep 29, 2018 - 5:22 PM

Long queues form outside Comelec offices even before they open early Saturday morning, as voters try to make their voice count in the May 2019 elections

MASS. People massed at the obby of Quezon City Hall. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

First-time voters: 'As young people, we could change something'

Sep 29, 2018 - 2:00 PM

Students register for the 2019 midterm elections and rush to make it back in time for class

RUSH. Voters trying to beat the September 29 registration deadline rush to the Comelec office in Arroceros, Manila on September 28, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

LIST: Satellite voters' registration sites in Metro Manila open on September 29

Sep 29, 2018 - 7:00 AM

On Saturday, September 29, the last day of voters' registration for the 2019 elections, the Comelec's offices nationwide will be open

RUSH. Voters trying to beat the September 29 registration deadline rush to the Comelec office in Arroceros, Manila on September 28, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

No extension for voters' registration – Comelec

Sep 28, 2018 - 5:47 PM

The last day for registration to vote for the 2019 elections is on Saturday, September 29.

LINES. Voters flock to the Comelec office at the Quezon City Hall on Friday, September 28, 2018, the second to the last day of registration for the May 2019 elections. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

U.S. residents can register to vote through Snapchat

Sep 27, 2018 - 5:09 PM

The initiative aims to help solve low voter turnout ahead of the US midterm elections

REGISTER TO VOTE. Snapchat's new feature aims to increase the young voter turnout. Image from Snapchat website.

'Push mo,' Comelec says as voter registration set to end

Sep 27, 2018 - 3:12 PM

'Worth it 'yan. Push mo,' says the Commission on Elections days before the end of voter registration

VOTER REGISTRATION. Residents of Barangay Holy Spirit in Quezon City fill up a Comelec registration form at the barangay Comelec satellite center on September 24, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

#PHvote: How to register as voter in the Philippines

Sep 25, 2018 - 6:53 PM

Exercise your right to vote for the country's leaders, but first you have to register. Follow the steps here.

VOTER REGISTRATION. Residents of Barangay Holy Spirit in Quezon City on Monday, September 24, 2018, fill out forms at the barangay satellite regisration center during the first day of the last week of voters registration for the May 2019 elections. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Comelec: You want change? Register to vote

Sep 18, 2018 - 4:30 PM

For the 2019 elections, voter registration ends on September 29, 2018

ELECTION MATTERS. Comelec Spokesperson James Jimenez speaks in a Quezon City press conference on May 14, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Voter registration banned in malls linked to gov't officials

Sep 11, 2018 - 1:10 PM

The ban applies to malls owned, leased, or occupied by any government official or by 'any person who is related to any city/municipal/barangay official' up to the 4th degree

SATELLITE REGISTRATION. An election officer takes a voter's biometrics during a satellite voter registration event. File photo by Mark Saludes/Rappler

Special voter registrations set for Bangsamoro plebiscite

Sep 10, 2018 - 1:25 PM

The satellite voter registrations will be held from September 11 to 13 in the Bangsamoro plebiscite areas in Mindanao

PLEBISCITE SOON. The landmark Bangsamoro Organic Law is up for a plebiscite in Mindanao on January 21, 2019. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Voter registration for 2019 polls resumes on July 2

Jun 19, 2018 - 4:55 PM

The registration drive will be held nationwide from July 2 to September 29, 2018, except in Marawi City which is still undergoing rehabilitation

VOTER REGISTRATION. In this file photo, old and new voters troop to the Quezon City Hall to register for the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: From Luzon to Mindanao, violence, vote buying, confusion reported

May 15, 2018 - 8:00 AM

Several illegal practices during election are still happening, says voters

Voters persist despite problems in barangay, SK polls

May 14, 2018 - 11:02 AM

(UPDATED) 'Kailangan bumoto. 'Yung barangay captain 'yung lalapitan namin eh, kasi isang tricycle lang. 'Yung Presidente du'n pa sa Malacañang,' says tricycle driver Roberto delos Reyes

BARANGAY POLLS. A woman votes during the barangay elections on May 14, 2018, at the Corazon Aquino Elementary School along Batasan Road, Quezon City. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

How Cambridge Analytica’s Facebook targeting model really worked – according to the person who built it

Mar 31, 2018 - 1:30 PM

Knowing how the model is built helps explain Cambridge Analytica’s apparently contradictory statements about the role – or lack thereof – that personality profiling and psychographics played in its modeling

ONLINE PROFILING. How accurately can you be profiled online? Image from Andrew Krasovitckii/Shutterstock.com

All aboard #PHVote in a sea of data

Nov 04, 2017 - 5:21 PM

Huge volumes of data fuel a seemingly 'never-ending' coverage of Philippine elections

2018 barangay, SK polls voter registration set Nov 6 to 30

Oct 24, 2017 - 6:37 PM

The Commission on Elections resumes the registration of voters following the postponement of the village and youth council elections to May 2018

VOTER REGISTRATION. Students fill out SK application forms outside the Comelec-Quezon City District 2 Office. File photo by Michael Bueza/Rappler

Data firm working for Trump exposed 198 million voter files – researchers

Jun 20, 2017 - 12:11 AM

A blog post by Upguard says the researchers are able to view names dates of birth home addresses phone numbers and voter registration details as well as data described as modeled voter ethnicities and religions

VOTER DATA EXPOSED. This file photo taken on October 22, 2016 shows President-elect Donald Trump during a campaign event at the Eisenhower Hotel in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. File photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

What have we learned a year since 'Comeleak'?

Mar 28, 2017 - 10:00 AM

The voters data leak and a break in at a Lanao town have put the Comelec the National Privacy Commission and the Data Privacy Act to the test

Comelec to prioritize female voter applicants on Int'l Women's Day

Mar 07, 2017 - 6:02 PM

Special satellite voters registration areas will be set up on March 8 in Metro Manila and in 22 highly urbanized cities nationwide

Trump seeks probe of debunked election fraud claim

Jan 25, 2017 - 9:31 PM

UPDATED No public evidence has emerged of large scale illegal voting in the November election and Trump and the White House have failed to substantiate the president s claim

PROBING THE VOTE. President Donald Trump delivers his acceptance speech during his election night event at the New York Hilton Midtown in the early morning hours of November 9, 2016 in New York City. File photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/AFP

LIST: Schedule of satellite Metro voters' registration

Jan 21, 2017 - 8:15 PM

Interested parties may request for satellite registration activities in their area in preparation for the 2017 barangay and SK polls says the Comelec

'NO BIO, NO BOTO.' An election officer takes a voter's biometrics during a satellite voter registration event. File photo by Mark Saludes/Rappler

Rethink data collection policies, sectors told after voters' data leak

Jan 21, 2017 - 4:04 PM

The Comelec data leak must spark new conversations on data privacy both in government and the private sector says the Foundation for Media Alternatives

Can Comelec chair Bautista be impeached for voters' data leak?

Jan 20, 2017 - 9:53 PM

As some lawyers outline possible legal scenarios Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez believes that adhering to the current progress of the case is the proper thing to do

'COMELEAK' PANEL. Atty Romel Bagares, Atty Marlon Tonson and IT expert Angel Averia speak about the 2016 voters' data leak at the 3rd National Privacy Conference in Quezon City on January 20, 2017. Michael Bueza/Rappler

Dela Rosa, Vanity Tax, Wurtzbach | Evening wRap

Jan 16, 2017 - 8:46 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Maria Ressa

Comelec's Bautista: Punish the hackers, not the hacked

Jan 05, 2017 - 2:56 PM

After being found criminally liable by the National Privacy Commission following the voters data leak in March 2016 the poll chief says they will file a motion for reconsideration

COMELEC CHAIR RESPONDS. Comelec chairman Andres Bautista speaks to reporters on Thursday, January 5, following a decision by the National Privacy Commission finding him 'criminally liable' for the voters' data leak in March 2016. Michael Bueza/Rappler

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Jan 05, 2017 - 1:22 PM

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Experts, officials trash Trump claim of mass fraud

Nov 29, 2016 - 8:38 AM

Trump who spent the campaign warning that the result might be rigged is now – with his aides – pushing back hard as the Green Party works to secure recounts in 3 states which Trump won: Michigan Pennsylvania and Wisconsin

A man votes at a polling place at a high school in McLean, Virginia during the US presidential election on November 8, 2016.  Andrew Caballero-Reynods/AFP

Trump fared well with women voters despite sex assault claims

Nov 10, 2016 - 12:30 PM

US President elect Donald Trump got the support of 42 of women voters which contributed to his stunning victory

Supporters of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump cheer as election day results are announced during the Colorado GOP Election Night Party in Greenwood Village, Colorado on November 8, 2016.  Donald Trump has stunned America and the world, riding a wave of populist resentment to defeat Hillary Clinton in the race to become the 45th president of the United States. / AFP PHOTO / Jason Connolly

U.S. Pinoys for Trump

Nov 07, 2016 - 8:20 AM

It s myopic for Pinoy Republicans to believe there is a place for them in a Trump White House

Overseas voters' registration for 2019 elections begins December 1

Nov 03, 2016 - 3:50 PM

The registration period for overseas Filipino voters will be until September 30 2018

OVERSEAS VOTERS. In this file photo, the Philippine Embassy in Saudi Arabia conducts a mobile overseas voter's registration in Al Khobar. Photo from the Philippine Embassy - Riyadh website

Youth groups want 15 more days for SK registration

Aug 04, 2016 - 8:28 PM

The petitioners tell the Supreme Court that the Comelec violated the SK Reform Act which provides for an enlistment period of no less than 30 days

Registration for 2016 barangay, SK polls set for July 15-30

Jul 07, 2016 - 8:46 PM

The village and youth council elections will be on October 31

VOTERS' REGISTRATION. Voters fill out forms as they register at a Commission on Elections office in Quezon City. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

What's behind the high voter turnout?

May 22, 2016 - 1:41 PM

Sociologist Jayeel Cornelio says the personalities of the candidates may have influenced Filipinos to cast their ballots

Voters wait in line for their turn to vote. One of the machines in Maharlika Elementary School malfunctioned. Receipts were not provided to voters. BEIs kept the ballots which they filed when the replacement machine arrived.