Resolutions

The following are some COMELEC Resolutions relevant to the 2022 National and Local Elections.

VOTER REGISTRATION

COMELEC Resolution No. 10724

In the Matter of the Guidelines and Deadline in the Filing of a Petition for Transfer of Voting Center and Change/correction of Name/address of Voting Center and Clustering of Established Precincts in Connection With the May 9, 2022 National and Local Elections (2022 NLE)

Rules governing petitions to transfer voting centers and for change in/correction of the name and/or address of voting centers, and guidelines for clustering of precincts (Note: not for transfer of voter’s registration). Deadline for submission of Project of Precincts set on November 16 to 20, 2021 (to EBAD) and on December 15, 2021 (by EBAD to COMELEC en banc)

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COMELEC Minute Resolution No. 21-1146

In the Matter of the Request for Adjustments for the Overseas Voting Calendar of Activities for the 2022 National and Local Elections (NLE)

Revised calendar of activities on overseas voting

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COMELEC Resolution No. 10720

In the Matter of Extending the Conduct of the System of Continuing Registration of Voters

COMELEC extended local voter’s registration from October 11 to 30, 2021, and overseas voter’s registration from October 1 to 14, 2021.

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COMELEC Resolution No. 10718

In the Matter of the Adoption of Policies Relative to the Conduct of the System of Continuing Registration of Voters in Areas Declared Under: a. General Community Quarantine (GCQ), Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ), and No Quarantine status; b. Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine status (MECQ); and c. Non-extension of the registration period

COMELEC allows voter’s registration before the Office of the Election Officers in MECQ areas starting September 6, 2021 from Mondays to Saturdays including Holidays, 8:00AM to 5:00PM, in a limited capacity. Voter’s registration in GCQ, MGCQ, and no quarantine status areas shall be on Mondays to Fridays from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm; and Saturdays and holidays from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Saturday satellite registration would also be allowed in MECQ (malls), GCQ, MGCQ, and no quarantine status areas (malls, schools, barangays, and other public places). The last day of voter’s registration for the 2022 elections is on September 30, 2021.

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COMELEC Resolution No. 10715

Rules On [1] Online Filing, Reception, And Processing Of Applications For Reactivation, Reactivation With Correction Of Entries, Reactivation With Transfer Within The Same City/Municipality/District, And Reactivation With Transfer Within And Correction Of Entries, And Virtual Verification Of The Identification Of Identity Of The Applicants; And [2] Alternative Procedures On The Filing Of Said Applications By Senior Citizens, Persons With Disabilities And Persons Deprived Of Liberty

Applications for reactivation may be filed online, with virtual instead of physical appearance, and senior citizens, PWDs, and persons deprived of liberty may file applications for reactivation before the Office of the Election Officer through the representatives listed in the resolution.

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COMELEC Resolution No. 10711

Rules and Regulations on the Conduct of Special Satellite Registration (SSR) of Qualified Persons Deprived of Liberty (PDLS), Observing the Mandatory Health Protocols Due to Covid-19 Pandemic, Amending Section 9 of COMELEC Resolution No. 10549, Dated July 18, 2019

The COMELEC allows qualified persons deprived of liberty (PDL) to avail of special satellite registration in jail facilities or detention centers that meet the criteria in the resolution.

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COMELEC Resolution No. 10709

Establishing Online Or Virtual Processes For Frontline Services Of The Office For Overseas Voting (OFOV) In Relation To The Conduct Of Continuing Overseas Voting Registration And Other Preparatory Activities For The 2022 National And Local Elections

Overseas voters may use virtual, online, or electronic platforms to transact with the Office for Overseas Voting, except in cases requiring the live capture of biometrics data, which must be done in person.

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COMELEC Resolution No. 10677

Implementation Of Covid-19 Preventive Measures In The Conduct Of Continuing Registration For Overseas Voting For Purposes Of The 09 May 2022 National And Local Elections & Other Frontline Services Of The Office For Overseas Voting (OFOV)

Procedures for frontline services before the Office of Overseas Voting, including appointment system (no walk-ins) and health and safety protocols

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COMELEC Resolution No. 10693

In the Matter of Institutionalizing the Policies: 1. To Include Qualified SK Voters in the Regular Voters List and, 2. To Exclude Overage SK voters; and Providing Procedures Thereof

Qualified Sanggunian Kabataan voters are automatically included in the regular voters’ list, without the need to apply separately, while overaged voters are automatically excluded from the voter’s list for SK elections.

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COMELEC Resolution No. 10678

Guidelines For The Pilot Testing Of The Online Reception Of Application For Issuance Of Voters’ Certifications

Only until December 31, 2020, voters may apply for their voter’s certification online on the pilot testing offices mentioned in the resolution, and only in GCQ, MGCQ, or no quarantine classification areas.

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COMELEC Resolution No. 10674

Protocols On The Conduct Of The System Of Continuing Registration Of Voters, Institutionalizing The Health And Safety Standards Under The New Normal

Procedures for in-person voter’s registration in areas under GCQ, MGCQ, and no quarantine classification, and requiring compliance with health and safety protocols

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COMELEC Resolution No. 10672

Protocols In The Processing And Releasing Of Voters’ Certifications Institutionalizing The New Normal

Procedures for securing voter’s certifications in the Office of the Election Officer in areas under GCQ, MGCQ, or no community quarantine in place

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AUTOMATED ELECTION SYSTEM (AES)

COMELEC Resolution No. 10712

Guidelines On The Conduct Of The Local Source Code Review Of The Automated Election Systems For The 09 May 2022 National And Local Elections By Interested Parties, Groups And Associations

Lays down qualifications of participants, procedures for, and prohibitions regarding the local source code review of the automated election system for the 2022 election

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ELECTION CALENDAR

COMELEC Resolution No. 10695

In The Matter Of Prescribing The Calendar Of Activities And Periods Of Certain Prohibited Acts In Connection With The May 09, 2022 National And Local Elections

Election period, calendar of activities, and timeline of prohibitions in relation to the 2022 elections

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CANDIDATES AND POLITICAL PARTIES

COMELEC Resolution No. 10723

In the Matter of Special Action Cases Motu Proprio Filed Against Nuisance Presidential, Vice-presidential, and Senatorial Candidates, Further Clarifying Resolutions no. 9523, 10673, and 10722

Procedures for cases filed to declare candidates as nuisance candidates

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COMELEC Minute Resolution No. 21-1142

In the Matter of the Additional Guidelines on the Filing of Certificates of Candidacy, Certificates of Nomination and Acceptance; and Certificates of Nomination and Certificates of Acceptance of Nomination of Party-list Groups

Additional guidelines for filing COCs

COMELEC Resolution No. 10717

Rules And Regulations Governing: 1) Political Conventions; 2) Submission Of Nominees Of Groups Or Organizations Participating Under The Party-List System Of Representation; And 3) Filing Of Certificates Of Candidacy And Nomination Of And Acceptance By Official Candidates Of Registered Political Parties Or Coalitions Of Political Parties In Connection With The May 9, 2022 National And Local Elections

Detailed procedures for parties to nominate their official candidates through political conventions, and for the filing of certificates of candidacy, certificates of nomination and acceptance of nomination of party-list groups on October 1 to 8, 2021, and rules on substitution and withdrawal of candidates

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COMELEC Resolution No. 10713 (BARMM)

Allocation Of Elective Seats For The National, Local And Bangsamoro Autonomous Region In Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) Parliamentary Elections On May 9, 2022 National And Local Elections

List of positions to be contested in the 2022 elections, and the number per position

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COMELEC Resolution No. 10696

In Re: Cancellation Of Registration And Delisting Of Party-List Groups, Organizations, Coalitions Under The Party-List System

List of party-list groups whose registration was cancelled, and therefore cannot participate in the 2022 elections

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OTHERS

COMELEC Resolution No. 10716

In The Matter Of Suspending The Conduct Of All Pending Plebiscites In Preparation For The Conduct Of The May 9, 2022 National And Local Elections

The COMELEC suspends all pending plebiscites mentioned in the resolution, all relating to local government units, and will be scheduled within four months from the end of the election period for the 2022 election.

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COMELEC Resolution No. 10702

 In The Matter Of Authorizing The Opening Of Ballot Boxes Used In The May 13, 2019 National And Local Elections, And Transferring The Contents Thereof, For Use In The May 09, 2022 National And Local Elections

The COMELEC lays down the steps for city/municipal treasurers and city/municipal election officers to empty ballot boxes used in the 2019 elections, which are not covered by election protests, to allow them to be used in the 2022 elections.

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COMELEC Resolution No. 10701

Implementing Guidelines On The Prohibition On Transfer, Promotion, Extension, Or Recall Of Officers Or Members Of The Foreign Service Corps In Relation To The 09 May 2022 National And Local Elections

Officers and members of the foreign service corps cannot be moved from their current position from May 9, 2021 to August 7, 2022, except with permission of the COMELEC, following the procedures in the resolution.

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