Election Calendar

(From COMELEC Resolution No. 10695)

DATE/PERIOD

August 31, 2021

 

ACTIVITIES

Last day for overseas voters to file application for transfer of registration records from the overseas registry to the local registry. (Sec. 4, Comelec Resolution No. 10619 dated November 6, 2019).

September 30, 2021

Last day of filing of applications for voters registration under the system of continuing registration for purposes of the May 9, 2022 National and Local Elections. (See Comelec Resolution No. 10549 Section 4, dated July 18, 2019 and Resolution No. 10635 dated January 2, 2020)

September 30, 2021

Last day for overseas voters to file applications for registration / certification as overseas voters, transfer of registration records from one Post to another Post (10619)

September 30, 2021

Last day for overseas voter who transfer form one residence to another within the same Post and Country, to update address. (Sec. 4, Comelec Resolution No. 10619 dated November 6, 2019).

October 29, 2021

Last day to file request for change/correction/transfer of voting center.

November 15, 2021

Last day to file petition for exclusion of an overseas voter from the National Registry of Overseas Voters (NROV)

November 29, 2021

Last day for the Commission to announce the specific mode of overseas voting per country/post. (Sec. 23, R.A. 10590).

January 21, 2022

Last day to file petition for inclusion of voters in the permanent list of voters. (Section 34, Republic Act NO. 8189, Resolution No. 10549, Section 52).

January 28, 2022

Last day to file petition for the exclusion of voters in the permanent list of voters. (Section 35, Republic act No. 8189 Resolution No. 10549, Section 53.

February 3, 2022

Last day for ERB Meeting to certify the list of voters. (Section 54 of Comelec Resolution No. 10549 dated July 18, 2019 in relation to Comelec Resolution NO. 10188 dates July 19, 2017).

February 8, 2022

Posting of the certified list of voters. (Sec. 30, R.A. 8189)

March 7, 2022

Last day to file application to avail of local absentee voting.

March 10, 2022

Last day for the CLAV to receive application forms for local absentee voting.

April 8, 2022

Last day for CLAV to verify whether applicants are eligible to vote under local absentee voting.

April 8, 2022 

Last day to prepare list of qualified local absentee voters.

April 9, 2022

Last day to furnish every registered voter with a Voter’s Information Sheet. (Section 1, R.A. 7904).

April 10, 2022 to May 9, 2022 

Casting of votes by overseas voters. (Sec. 16.1, R.A. 9189 as amended by R.A. 10590)

April 27 to 29, 2022

Voting by local absentee voters

May 9, 2022

ELECTION DAY

May 9, 2022

Casting of votes by Persons Deprived of Liberty (PDL) at special polling places, up to 2:00 o’clock p.m. (See Section 1 of Comelec Resolution No. 10482 dated March 06, 2012)

May 9, 2022

*Philippine time at the close of polls

Last day for registered overseas voters to cast their votes.

May 9, 2022

Start of counting of local absentee votes

May 9 to 12, 2022

Count and canvass precinct results and proclaim winning city /municipal elective officials.

May 10 to 16, 2022

Canvass results and proclaim winners for senatorial, congressional, party-list, regional and provincial elections.

DATE/PERIOD

ACTIVITIES

March 31, 2021

Last day for filing of petitions for registration and manifestation of intent to participate of REGISTERING party-list groups, coalitions or organizations.

March 31, 2021

Last day for filing of manifestation of intent to participate of EXISTING party-list groups, coalitions or organizations.

April 30, 2021

Last day for filing of petitions for registration of political parties.

May 31, 2021

Last day for filing of petitions for registration of coalition of political parties.

August 15, 2021

*Deadline will be the next working day

Last day of currently registered political parties or coalition of political parties to submit a Sworn Information Update Statement (SIUS). (See Comelec Resolution No. 10411 dated July 31, 2018)

September 1 to 28, 2021

Holding of political conventions by political parties to select and nominate official candidates for all elective positions, (Sec. 15, R.A. 8436 as amended by Sec. 13, RA No. 9369 in relation to Section 29 R.A. 6646 and Section 28, R.A. 8436.

September 30, 2021

Last day to submit List of Authorized Signatories with Specimen Signatures from political parties/coalitions.

October 1 to 8, 2021

*including Sat and Sun

Filing of Certificate of Candidacy for all elective positions and Filing of Certificate of Nomination and Acceptance

October 1 to 8, 2021

*including Sat and Sun

Filing of List of Nominees, Certificate of Nomination and Certificate of Acceptance of Nomination and Affidavit of Existing Party-List Groups, Coalitions and Organizations. (Resolution approved on January 13, 2021)

October 29, 2021

Start of posting of the tentative list of candidates at the Comelec Website and at the offices where the COCs were filed, for the aspirants to check their names to appear on the official ballot.

November 8, 2021

Last day to file a request for correction on the name to appear on the ballot.

November 15, 2021

Last day of substitution of party-list nominees by reason of withdrawal.

November 15, 2021

Last day for the substitute of an official candidate of a political party or coalition who withdrew, died or was disqualified by final judgment, to file certificate of candidacy in order to reflect the name of the substitute on the official ballot.

November 16, 2021

Period within which the substitute of an official candidate of a political party or coalition, who died or was disqualified by final judgement may fiie certificate of candidacy, provided that the substitute candidate and the substituted candidate have the same surname.

November 30, 2021

Last day to publish of the Approved List of Nominees by the EID

December 6, 2021

Last day to conduct raffle of accredited party-list group for purposes of determining the order of their listing in the official ballot.

February 8, 2022 to May 7, 2022

Campaign period for candidates for President, Vice-President, Senator and party-list groups participating in the party-list system of representation. (Section 5 (a) R.R 7166 and Section 4, R.A. 7941).

March 25, 2022 to May 7, 2022

Campaign period for candidates for Member House of Representatives, and elective regional, provincial, city, municipal officials. (Section 5 (b), R.A. 7166)

May 9, 2022

Substitution of Party-List Nominees by reason of death or incapacity, until mid-day.

May 9 to 13, 2022

Period within which the Election Officers (EOs) shall advice in writing, by personal delivery or registered mail, all candidates residing in the EO’s jurisdiction to comply with their obligation to file their Sworn Statements of Election Contributions (SOCE). (Sec. 14, R.A. 7166.)

May 10 to 16, 2022

Canvass results and proclaim winners for senatorial, congressional, party-list, regional and provincial elections.

June 08, 2022

Last day to file SOCE. (Section 14, RA 7166)

 

DATE/PERIOD

ACTIVITIES

January 3 to 31, 2022

Constitution of Board of Canvassers (BOCs) and Electoral Boards (EBs), DepEd Supervising Officers (DESOs) and Support Staff).

January 10, 2022

Last day to prepare and update Certified List of Overseas Voters (CLOV) and furnish copies to the PHL embassies, consulates and other foreign service establishments abroad. (Sec. 48, Comelec Resolution No. 10619 dated November 6, 2019).

January 17 to 31, 2022

Constitution of Special Board of Election Inspectors (SBEIs). Special Ballot Reception and Custody Groups (SBRCGs) and Special Board of Canvassers (SBOCs) for overseas voting.

March 14, 2022

Last day to post notice of the date, time and place of testing and sealing of VCMs for overseas voting.

March 14, 2022

Last day to notify the SBEls concerned of the date, time and place of the testing and sealing of the VCMs for overseas voting.

March 21 to 28, 2022

Testing and sealing of VCMs for overseas voting in selected Posts/countries. (Section 12, R.A. 9369 in relation to Section 28, R. A. 8436).

April 18, 2022

Last day to post notice of the date, time and place of testing and sealing of VCMs.

Last day for Election Officers to: (1) post copies of Project of Precincts (POPs); (2) furnish copies of POPs to the official addresses of city/municipal candidates.

April 18, 2022

Last day for the Provincial Election Supervisors (PESs) to furnish copies of the POPs of cities/municipalities in the province to the official addresses of the concerned candidates for Member, House of Representatives and provincial elective positions.

Last day for the Law Department to furnish copies of the POPs to the official addresses of the candidates for national elective positions, including party-list groups participating in the party-list system of representation.

Last for the Information Technology Department (ITD), in coordination with the Election and Barangay Affairs Department (EBAD) to post the POPs of the cities/municipalities/districts in the official website of the Commission.

April 21, 2022

Last day for CLAV to transmit the list of qualified local absentee voters, local absentee ballots and other election paraphernalia to all concerned heads of offices /supervisors / commanders/ PES/ RED NCR /CEOSs.

Constitution of Special Electoral Board (SEB) for local absentee voting.

Last day to notify the EBs concerned of the date, time and place of testing and sealing of the VCMs
Last day to prepare a list of APPs, their locations and summary of type of assistance that they will require as identified by the PWD of SCs during registration. (See section 6(a) of Comelec Resolution No.10108 dated April 29, 2016)

April 29, 2022

Last day to constitute Reception and Verification Unit (RVU) and Special Board of Canvassers for Local Absentee Voting.

May 2 to 7, 2022

Testing and Sealing of the VCMs. (Section 12, R.A. 9369 in relation to Section 28, R.A. 8436).

May 9, 2022

Convening of the Municipal / City/ District, Provincial and Regional Boards of Canvassers, National Board of Canvassers (NBOC), for Senators and Party-List Election, and thereafter, consolidation and canvassing of votes.

May 9, 2022

Last day CLAV to receive envelopes containing the local absentee ballots.

May 9, 2022

Convening of the SBOC for Local Absentee Voting.

DATE/PERIOD

PROHIBITED ACTS

May 9, 2021 to August 7, 2022

Transfer, promotion, extension, recall or otherwise movement of officer or member of the foreign service corps from the current post or position, (Section 35, of the Overseas Voting Act of 2013).

January 9 to June 08, 2022

Alteration of territory of a precinct or establishment of a new precinct. (Section 5, R.A. 8189)

Transfer or movement of officers and employees in the civil service (Sec. 261 (h), Omnibus Election Code).

Bearing, carrying or transporting firearms or other deadly weapons, unless authorized in writing by the Commission. (Sec. 32, R.A. 7166).

Use of security personnel or bodyguards by candidate unless authorized in writing by the Commission. (Section 33, R.A. 7166)

Organization or maintenance of reaction forces, strike forces or other similar forces. (Section 261 (u), OEC).

Suspension of elective local officials. (Sec. 261 (x), OEC).

February 8 to May 7, 2022

Campaigning on April 14, 2022 (Thursday) and April 15, 2022 (Good Friday)

February 8 to May 9, 2022

Giving donations or gift in cash or in kind etc. (Section 104, OEC).

Appointment or use of special policemen, confidential agents and the like. (Section 261 (m), OEC)

March 10, 2022 to June 8, 2022

Illegal release of prisoners. (Section 261 (n), OEC).

March 25 to May 8, 2022

Appointment or hiring of new employees, creation or filling up of new positions; promotion or giving of salary increases, remuneration or privilege. (Section 261 (g), OEC).

Construction of public works, delivery of materials for public works and issuance of treasury warrant or similar devices for a future undertaking chargeable against public funds. (Section 261 (w), OEC).

Release, disbursement or expenditures of public funds. (Section 261 (v), OEC).

April 10 to May 9, 2022

Campaigning abroad. (Sec. 22. R.A. 10590) Within Philippine embassies, consulates, and other posts where overseas voters may exercise their right to vote pursuant to the Overseas Absentee Voting System

April 14 to 15, 2022

Campaigning (Section 5, R.A. 7166)

May 8, 2022

Campaigning (Sec. 5, R.A. 7166)

Selling, furnishing, offering, buying, serving, or taking intoxication liquor. (Section 261 (dd), OEC).

May 8, 2022

Giving, accepting, free transportation, food or drinks or things of value. (Section 89, OEC.)

May 9, 2022

Campaigning (Sec. 5, R.A. 7166)

Selling, furnishing, offering, buying, serving, or taking intoxication liquor. (Section 261 (dd), OEC.).

Giving, accepting, free transportation, food or drinks or things of value. (Section 89, OEC.)

Voting more than once of in substitution of another (Section 261 (z), (2) and (3), OEC.)

Soliciting votes or undertaking any propaganda for or against candidate or any political party within the polling place of within 30 meters thereof. (Section 261 (cc), OEC)

Opening of booths or stalls for the sale, etc. of merchandise or refreshments within a radius of thirty (30) meters from the polling place (dd) (2), OEC.) Holding of fairs, cockfights, boxing, horse races or any other similar sports. (Section 261 (dd) (3), OEC.)

Holding of fairs, cockfights, boxing, horse races or any other similar sports, (Section 261 (dd) (3), OEC.)

 

 

(Source: COMELEC)

DATE/PERIOD

ACTIVITIES

January 6 to March 15, 2020

Set-up Project Initialization, Set up Project Management Office (PMO), Steering Committee for 2022 NLE

November 15, 2020

Convening of the CAC

March 4 to August 15, 2020

Preparation and Approval of Terms of Reference

May 4, 2020 to June 30, 2021

Submission and Approval of TORs to en banc

November 6, 2020 to June 30, 2021

Procurement (Bidding to Issuance of Notice to Proceed)

November 6, 2020 to January 30, 2021

Refurbishment of VCMs

November 8, 2020 to January 30, 2021

Software Development/Enhancement

November 16, 2020 to January 30, 2021

Lease of Additional VCMs

November 23, 2020 to January 30, 2021

Transmission

November 6, 2020 to January 30, 2021

Laptops, Printers and AES Consumables

February 1 to October 31, 2021

Refurbishment of the VCMs

February 15 to March 15, 2021

Delivery of Source Base Codes

February 15 to June 30, 2021

Customization of the System

June 1 to October 30, 2021

Conduct of Local Source Code Review

July 1 to October 30, 2021

Delivery of Machines, Peripherals and Consumables

July 1 to 5, 2021

Delivery of Final System

July 5 to October 15, 2021

Laboratory test of all systems

August 15 to October 30, 2021

Preparation of the General Instructions for the BEIs and BOCs

October 1 to 8, 2021

Filing of Certificate of Candidacy

October 15, 2021

Constitution of Random Manual Audit (RMA) Committee

November 15, 2021 to March 15, 2022

NTSC Customization of System

November 15 to 30, 2021

Installation of Data Centers and Transmission Facilities

December 1 to 15, 2021

Period to Finalize List of Candidates and Project of Precincts

December 1 to 4, 2021

Conduct of Final Trusted Build for EMS, VCM and CCS

December 1 to 20, 2021

Installation of the EMS and Loading of electoral data

December 5, 2021

Field Test

December 1, 2021 to April 30, 2022

Conduct of Trainings

December 1, 2021 to May 1, 2022

Conduct public demonstration using machines (Voter Education)

December 18, 2021

Mock Election

January 3 to 31, 2022

Constitution of BOCs/BEIs

January 10 to April 15, 2022

Creation of VCM and CCS configuration, ballot face, etc.

January 12 to April 25, 2022

Printing of FTS and Official Ballots

January 17 to April 30, 2022

Pre-LAT (Pre-Logic Accuracy Test) of VCMs, CCS, system, ballot and configuration, End-to-end Test

February 8, 2022

Issuance of TEC Certification

May 2 to 7, 2022

Final testing and sealing (FTS) including transmission

May 9, 2022

Election Day

May 9 to June 30, 2022

Conduct of Random Manual Audit

May 9 to 10, 2022

Count precinct & proclaim city/municipal winners

May 10, 2022

Canvass results & proclaim winners