Resolutions

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

SECURITY

COMELEC Resolution No. 10757

In The Matter Of Placing Some Areas In The Country Under COMELEC Control; And Establishment Of COMELEC Command Center For Purposes Of The May 09, 2022 National And Local Elections (NLE)

Guidelines for placing an area under COMELEC control, and guidelines in declaring election hotspots

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COMELEC Resolution No. 10755

In The Matter Of Deputizing The Armed Force Of The Philippines (AFP) And The Philippine National Police (PNP) For The Purpose Of Ensuring Free, Orderly, Honest, Peaceful And Credible Conduct Of The May 9, 2022 National And Local Elections

An enumeration of the duties of the police and the armed forces during the 2022 election period

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COMELEC Resolution No. 10745

In The Matter Of The Implementation Of Section 261 (G), (H), And (R) Of The Omnibus Election Code For The Armed Forces Of The Philippines (AFP) And The Philippine National Police (PNP) In Connection With The May 9, 2022 National And Local Elections

Subject to limitations, grants authority to the Armed Forces of the Philippines and to the Philippine National Police (1) to transfer or detail officers and employees in emergency and/or urgent cases involving national security and defense; (2) to appoint or hire new employees when essential to the proper functioning of the office; (3) to use during the campaign period any armored land, water or air craft with equipment for mounting or installation of cannons, machine guns, and other similar high caliber firearms, to carry out their mandates as deputies of COMELEC

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COMELEC Resolution No. 10741

Consolidated Resolution For: (1) The Guidelines On The Establishment And Operation Of Comelec Checkpoints; And (2) Instructions For The Conduct Of Preliminary Examination Of Violations Of The Ban On The Bearing, Carrying Or Transporting Firearms Or Other Deadly Weapons, And The Employment, Availment And Engagement Of The Services Of Security Of The Services Of Security Personnel And Bodyguards, In Connection With The May 09, 2022 National And Local Elections (NLE)

Rules to be observed in COMELEC checkpoints, including guidelines on search, and preliminary examination for violation of the firearms ban (gun ban) and ban on hiring of security personnel

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ELECTION DAY

COMELEC Resolution No. 10783

Rules And Regulations Governing The Conduct Of Verification Of Voters, Manner Of Voting And Handling Of Official Ballots In The Isolation Polling Place For The May 9, 2022 National And Local Elections

Voters with COVID-19 symptoms may vote through the Isolation Polling Place in each voting center, but cannot personally insert their ballots in the vote-counting machine.

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COMELEC Resolution No. 10780

In The Matter Of Requiring All Local Government Units (LGUs) To Open Their Day Care Centers On Election Day, May 9, 2022 National And Local Elections And In Subsequent Election Thereafter

LGUs are required to open their day care centers for voting on 9 May 2022 and in all succeeding elections.

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COMELEC Resolution No. 10778

In The Matter Of Amending Sections 2 (A) And 5 Of Resolution No. 10731, Entitled “General Instructions For The Board Of Canvassers (BOC) On The Constitution, Composition And Appointment; Consolidation Canvass; And Transmission Of Votes/canvass In Connection With The 09 May 2022 National And Local Elections”

Sets an order of preference regarding the substitution of the Member-Secretary of a BOC

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COMELEC Resolution No. 10776

Guidelines For Accreditation Of Mass Media Entities, Election Observers Or Monitors, And Civil Society Partners In Connection With The Conduct Of Overseas Voting For The 2022 National Elections Overseas

Sets the deadline for applications for accreditation of non-partisan observers in overseas voting (9 April 2022), and the rules they must follow during voting inside embassies and consulates and other polling places abroad.

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COMELEC Resolution No. 10775

In The Matter Of The Guidelines And Deadline In The Filing Of A Request For Authority For The Early Distribution Of Election Forms, Paraphernalia And Supplies, For The Opening Of Polls On May 9, 2022 National And Local Elections

A request for authority for early distribution shall be filed jointly by the Election Officer and Treasurer concerned not later than FRIDAY, 15 APRIL 2022, when any of the following circumstances are present: (1) Considerable distance between the Office of the City/ Municipal Treasurer and the location of the Voting Center; (2) Difficulty or lack of transportation between the Office of the City/ Municipal Treasurer and the Voting Center; (3) The total number of precincts in the city or municipality is such that if the distribution of the election forms and paraphernalia is done early-in the morning of election day, not all the EBs will receive said forms, paraphernalia and supplies, and be at their assigned voting centers in time for the opening of polls; or (4) The peace and order condition in the area justify early distribution to ensure the security of the election forms, paraphernalia, and supplies as well as the safety of the EBs.

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COMELEC Resolution No. 10768

General Instructions on Voting of Persons Deprived of Liberty (PDL) In Connection With The May 9, 2022 National And Local Elections (2022 NLE)

Persons Deprived of Liberty (confined awaiting or during trial; serving imprisonment of less than one year; conviction is pending appeal) have the right to vote, either in PDL-Special Polling Places (PDL-SPPs) in a jail facility or detention center, or in their regular polling place if no PDL-SPP was set up where they are detained, or if they are registered to vote in a place other than where they are detained. If PDLs vote in their regular polling place, they will be escorted by jail or detention guards. Voting in PDL-SPPs will take place from 6:00 AM to 2:00 PM on Election Day, May 9, 2022.

PDL voters can only vote for national positions. They cannot personally insert their ballots in the vote-counting machines. Ballots with votes for local officials will be counted manually, but only the votes for national positions will be counted.

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COMELEC Resolution No. 10767

General Instructions on Voting of Indigenous Peoples in Accessible Voting Centers (AVCs) and Separate Polling Places (SPPs) In Connection With The May 9, 2022 National And Local Elections (2022 NLE)

COMELEC allows AVCs for IP (Indigenous Peoples) voters to be set up in any building or structure located within the community where the IP voters are residing. COMELEC also allows Exclusive SPPs (E-SPPs) for at least 150 IP voters in voting centers, which are separate from polling places of non-IP voters. Meanwhile, clustered SPPs with 100 to 149 IP voters will have a separate voting room (SVR) next to the polling place of the clustered precinct where it belongs.

Voting in AVCs and E-SPPs will take place from 6:00 AM to 7:00 PM on Election Day, May 9, 2022.

Meanwhile, voting in the SVR and IP-Emergency Accessible Polling Place (for PWDs, senior citizens, or voters who are at least six months pregnant) will take place from 6:00 AM to 5:00 PM. IP voters in the SVR and IP-EAPP will not be able to personally insert their ballots inside the vote-counting machines.

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COMELEC Resolution No. 10766

Amendments To General Instructions For The Overseas Voting For Purposes Of The 09 May 2022 National And Local Elections

Contains procedures on how overseas voters with no/incomplete addresses for mailing ballots to them can provide their complete address to the Philippine embassy/consulate where they are registered; their new address will be used for the next election (2025), prohibits campaigning during the 30-day overseas voting period within the polling place (embassy/consulate) or within a radius of 30 meters, and minor changes to overseas voting

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COMELEC Resolution No. 10763

General Instructions For The Constitution, Composition And Appointment Of Electoral Boards And Special Board Of Canvassers; And The Voting And Counting Of Votes And Canvassing Of Election Returns On The May 09, 2022 National Elections In The Sixty-three (63) Barangays In The Province Of North Cotabato That Voted For Inclusion In The Bangsamoro Autonomous Region In Muslim Mindanao (BARMM)

Manual elections will be used in the 63 barangays in North Cotabato that voted to join BARMM. Voters can only vote for President, Vice-President, Senators, and Party-List Representative.

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COMELEC Resolution No. 10761

General Instructions On Voting Of Persons With Disabilities, Senior Citizens And Heavily Pregnant Voters In The Emergency Accessible Polling Places For The May 9, 2022 National And Local Elections

PWDs, senior citizens, and heavily pregnant voters may vote on Election Day in the Emergency Accessible Polling Place in the first floor or at the ground of their voting center, instead of their polling place. Satellite EAPPs will also operate on Election Day at Hospicio De San Jose, Manila, 5th District, at Tahanang Walang Hagdanan, Inc. at Cainta, Rizal, and at the National Vocational Rehabilitation Center, Quezon City, 3rd District.

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COMELEC Resolution No. 10753

General Instructions For The Special Board Of Canvassers In The Conduct Of Consolidation/canvassing And Uploading Of Election Results Votes In Connection With The Overseas Voting Act Of 2013 For Purposes Of The 09 May 2022 National And Local Elections

Procedures for the canvassing of votes from embassies and consulates that will use the Automated Election System. List of embassies and consulates available at https://comelec.gov.ph/?r=OverseasVoting/2022NLESpecificModes/SpecificModesOfOverseasVotingAmended.

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COMELEC Resolution No. 10752

General Instructions For The Special Board Of Canvassers In The Conduct Of Manual Canvassing Of Votes In Connection With The Overseas Voting Act Of 2013 For Purposes Of The 09 May 2022 National & Local Elections

Procedures for the canvassing of votes from embassies and consulates that will use manual voting (not Automated Election System). List of embassies and consulates available at https://comelec.gov.ph/?r=OverseasVoting/2022NLESpecificModes/SpecificModesOfOverseasVotingAmended.

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COMELEC Resolution No. 10751

General Instructions For The Special Board Of Election Inspectors And Special Ballot Reception And Custody Group In The Conduct Of Automated Voting And Counting Of Votes In Connection With Overseas Voting Act Of 2013 For Purposes Of The 09 May 2022 National And Local Elections

Procedures to be followed in voting, counting of votes, and submission of election returns in embassies and consulates which would use the Automated Election System (using vote-counting machines), covering in-person, postal, mobile, field and seafarers voting. Voting is from 10 April 2022 (local time of the host country) to 7 p.m., 9 May 2022 (Philippine time). List of embassies and consulates available at https://comelec.gov.ph/?r=OverseasVoting/2022NLESpecificModes/SpecificModesOfOverseasVotingAmended.  

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COMELEC Resolution No. 10750

General Instructions For The Special Board Of Election Inspectors And Special Ballot Reception And Custody Group In The Conduct Of Manual Voting And Counting Of Votes In Connection With Overseas Voting Act Of 2013 For Purposes Of The 09 May 2022 National And Local Elections

Procedures to be followed in voting, counting of votes, and submission of election returns in embassies and consulates which would use manual voting (no Automated Election System), covering in-person, postal, mobile, field and seafarers voting. Voting is from 10 April 2022 (local time of the host country) to 7 p.m., 9 May 2022 (Philippine time). List of embassies and consulates available at https://comelec.gov.ph/?r=OverseasVoting/2022NLESpecificModes/SpecificModesOfOverseasVotingAmended.  

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COMELEC Resolution No. 10731

General Instructions For The Board Of Canvassers (BOC) On The Constitution, Composition And Appointment; Consolidation/canvass; And Transmission Of Votes/ Canvass In Connection With The 09 May 2022 National And Local Elections

Governs the formation and operation of the Boards of Canvassers per municipality, city, and province for the 2022 election

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COMELEC Resolution No. 10727

General Instructions For The Constitution, Composition And Appointment Of Electoral Boards; The Process Of Final Testing And Sealing Machines; And The Voting, Counting And Transmission Of Election Results In Connection With The 09 May 2022 National And Local Elections

(1) Procedures governing the formation of the Electoral Boards on Election Day, with preference to public school teachers; (2) The appointment of watchers by political parties, candidates and accredited citizens’ arms; (3) Procedures for voting on Election Day from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., on counting votes, and transmission of precinct results; (4) Procedures on final testing and sealing of vote counting machines on any scheduled day from 2 May to 7 May 2022; (5) Voting by Persons Deprived of Liberty; (6) Voting in Isolation Polling Place by voters who register a temperature of 37.5 degrees Celsius or higher; (7) Disposition of unused ballots, Election Returns, vote counting machines, ballot boxes and other documents; (8) Health and safety protocols, requiring face masks and face shields, limiting final testing and sealing to only five voters and five watchers (watchers may also serve as final testing and sealing voters)

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COMELEC Resolution No. 10725

Rules And Regulations On Local Absentee Voting In Connection With The May 9, 2022 National And Local Elections

Procedures on local absentee voting by government officials and employees, including members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), and the Philippine National Police (PNP) as well as members of the media, media practitioners including their technical and support staff (media voters) who are duly registered voters, in places where they are not registered voters but where they are temporarily assigned to perform election duties on election day, or in case of media voters, they will not be able to vote due to the performance of their functions in covering and reporting on the elections.

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AUTOMATED ELECTION SYSTEM (AES)

COMELEC Resolution No. 10782

In The Matter Of The Establishment And Protocol Of Technical Hubs For The Replacement Of Secure Digital Cards And Repair Of Defective Vote Counting Machines During The Final Testing And Sealing And On Election Day In Connection With The May 9, 2022 National And Local Elections

The Office of the Provincial Election Supervisors may replace defective SD cards, while 8 vote-counting machine (VCM) repair technical hubs nationwide may fix defective VCMs. The Resolution sets the processes to be done, and allows watchers designated by political parties, candidates, and PPCRV or other accredited citizens’ arms to observe.

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COMELEC Resolution No. 10781

Guidelines On The Issuance Of Access To The Election Results Data From The Media Server In The University Of Sto. Tomas Relative To The Conduct Of The May 09, 2022 National And Local Elections

Accredited local media organizations, citizen’s arms, and the COMELEC’s information partners may apply for access to the election returns data from the transparency media server until 29 April 2022. The Guidelines sets the rules to be observed by those granted access.

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COMELEC Resolution No. 10774

In The Matter Of The Amendment Of The General Instructions For The Conduct Of Random Manual Audit (RMA) For The 9 May 2022 Automated Synchronized National And Local Elections And Subsequent Elections Thereafter

Some changes to the conduct of RMA: Random selection of clustered precincts to be done on May 10, 2022 (after Election Day). Votes for President, Vice-President, Senator, Member House of Representatives, Mayor, and Party-List to be manually counted. Other changes in procedure.

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COMELEC Resolution No. 10762

Vote Counting Machine And Consolidation And Canvassing System Technical Manual For Overseas Voting In Connection With The Overseas Voting Act Of 2013 For Purposes Of The 09 May 2022 National And Local Elections

Procedures to be followed by the Special Board of Election Inspectors in operating the vote-counting machines in embassies and consulates of the Philippines abroad during Final Testing and Sealing, on Election Day: from opening of polls, voting and casting of ballots, closing election and printing of election returns, transmission of results, printing audit log, write-protect data, and shut down of system. List of embassies and consulates that will use vote-counting machines available at https://comelec.gov.ph/?r=OverseasVoting/2022NLESpecificModes/SpecificModesOfOverseasVotingAmended.
Also contains procedures to be observed by the Special Board of Canvassers in operating the Consolidation and Canvassing System to be used in canvassing election results.

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COMELEC Resolution No. 10759

Contingency Procedures In Connection With The May 9, 2022 National And Local Elections

Procedures in case of problems during Final Testing and Sealing, on Election Day, and on Canvassing of Election Results

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COMELEC Resolution No. 10754

Vote Counting Machine (VCM) Operation Procedures For Final Testing And Sealing (FTS); Election Day And Transmission Of Election Results In Connection With The 09 May 2022 National And Local Elections

Procedures to be followed by the Electoral Boards in operating the vote-counting machines during Final Testing and Sealing, on Election Day: from opening of polls, voting and casting of ballots, closing election and printing of election returns, transmission of results, printing audit log, write-protect data, and shut down of system

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COMELEC Resolution No. 10738

In The Matter Of The General Instructions For The Conduct Of Random Manual Audit (RMA) For The 09 May 2022 Automated Synchronized National And Local Elections And Subsequent Elections Thereafter

Lays down the process of the Random Manual Audit to be conducted after the May 9, 2022 election

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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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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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ELECTION CALENDAR

COMELEC Resolution No. 10758

Guidelines For The Conduct Of Verification And Certification Of The Election Day Computerized Voters Lists (EDCVLs) And Posted Computerized Voters Lists (PCVLs), And Posting Of The PCVL; Resetting Of The Above Activities In Connection With The May 9, 2022 National And Local Elections; And, Institutionalizing The Protocols For Subsequent Elections And Other Electoral Exercises

Procedure for verification and certification of the voters lists. The adjusted schedule for the conduct of verification of the names of voters and certification of the PCVL shall be not later than March 24, 2022. Posting of the verified and certified PCVL shall be made not later than March 29, 2022.

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COMELEC Resolution No. 10747

Rules And Regulations On Prohibition Against Release, Disbursement, Or Expenditures Of Public Funds And Construction Of Public Works, Delivery Of Materials For Public Works, And Issuance Of Treasury Warrants And Similar Devices (Section 261 (V), (W) Of The Omnibus Election Code) In Connection With The May 9, 2022 Synchronized National And Local Elections

Implements the Omnibus Election Code election offense on prohibition and exceptions to the prohibitions against release of public funds, construction of public works, delivery of materials for public works, and issuances of treasury warrants and similar devices from March 25 to May 8, 2022, as well as process for applying for Certificate of Exception

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COMELEC Resolution No. 10746

Rules And Regulations On The Liquor Ban In Connection With The May 9, 2022 National And Local Elections

Liquor ban from May 8 to 9, 2022. Hotels, resorts, restaurants, and other Department of Tourism-certified tourist-oriented establishments and habitually in the business of catering to foreign tourists may apply for exemption from COMELEC. Only foreign tourists taking intoxicating liquor in the said establishments are exempted from the liquor ban.

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COMELEC Resolution No. 10728

Rules And Regulations On The Ban On The (1) Bearing, Carrying Or Transporting Of Firearms Or Other Deadly Weapons; And (2) Employment, Availment Or Engagement Of The Services Of Security Personnel Or Bodyguards During The Election Period Of The May 9, 2022 National And Local Elections

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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. 10770

Rules And Regulations Governing The Filing Of Accreditation For The Purpose Of Determining The Dominant Majority Party, Dominant Minority Party, Ten (10) Major National Parties And Two (2) Major Local Parties In Connection With The May 9, 2022 National And Local Elections

COMELEC will implement a points system to determine the Dominant Majority Party, the Dominant Minority Party, the Ten (10) Major National Parties and the Two (2) Major Local Parties. The criteria are: (1) A party’s ability to field a complete slate of candidates from the municipal level up to the position of President; (2) The number of incumbent elective official belonging to a party; (3) The organizational structure of a party; (4) Political parties that will field at least thirty per centum (30%) women candidates; and (5) History.

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COMELEC Resolution No. 10764

Guidelines For Accreditation Of Independently Organized Debates In Connection With The May 9, 2022 National And Local Elections

Procedures in order for non-COMELEC debates to be accredited by COMELEC. Appearance by candidates on these debates shall not be counted against their airtime limits under Resolution No. 10730 which implements the Fair Election Act.

COMELEC Resolution No. 10748

In Re: Clarification On Section 9c Of Comelec Resolution No. 10730, “Rules And Regulations Implementing Republic Act No. 9006, Otherwise Known As The “Fair Election Act”, In Connection With The May 9, 2022 National And Local Elections

Each registered political party/coalitions and bona fide candidate must register with the COMELEC until January 31, 2022 their verified social media accounts, websites, blogs, and/or other social media pages to be used in endorsing their candidacy or the candidacy of their members. Only such verified accounts, etc. may run electoral ads, and boost or promote electoral post, without prejudice to the existing policy of each platform for running electoral ads and/or boosting or promoting electoral posts.

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COMELEC Resolution No. 10732

Guidelines For The Conduct Of: (1) In-person Campaign, (2) Rallies, (3) Caucuses, Meetings, And Conventions, (4) Motorcades And Caravans, And (5) Miting De Avance Under The New Normal In Connection With The 09 May 2022 National And Local Elections.

Enumerates permitted and prohibited activities during in-person campaign events, venue attendance limitations per alert level, and health and safety protocols to be followed. Application from COMELEC Campaign Committee required before in-person campaign events.

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COMELEC Resolution No. 10730

Rules And Regulations Implementing Republic Act No. 9006, Otherwise Known As The “Fair Election Act”, In Connection With The May 9, 2022 National And Local Elections.

Implements the Fair Election Act. Prescribes permitted and prohibited campaign materials, and imposes spending limits and report requirements on campaign expenses of election candidates.

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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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VOTER REGISTRATION

COMELEC Resolution No. 10773

In The Matter Of Further Resetting The Last Day To Conduct Certification And Verification Of Election Day Computerized Voters Lists (EDCVLs) And Posted Computerized Voters Lists (PCVLs), And Posting Of Verified And Certified PCVLs In Connection With The May 9, 2022 National And Local Elections

For areas where EDCVLs will be received after March 24, 2022, verification of the names of voters and certification of the PCVLs and EDCVLs extended to not later than April 18, 2022. Posting of verified and certified PCVLs extended to not later than April 21, 2022. If received before March 24, original deadline of March 24 for verification and certification, and March 29 for posting applies.

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COMELEC Resolution No. 10737

In The Matter Of The Adoption Of Resolution No. 10516 In Connection With The May 9, 2022 National And Local Elections

Policy for manually crossing out names in the voters list, and for including names in the voters list

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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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OTHERS

COMELEC Resolution No. 10771

In The Matter Of The Revised Guidelines In The Conduct Of Preliminary Conference Proceedings, Amending Resolution No. 10722

Regarding election cases, COMELEC created Preliminary Conference Committees for the First and Second Divisions. Summons would be served via e-mail and personally with Notice of Preliminary Conference. The Office of the Clerk of the Commission is allowed and required to create electronic case folders accessible only to its personnel.

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COMELEC Resolution No. 10743

In The Matter Of Deputizing The Department Of The Interior And Local Government (DILG), The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) And Other Law Enforcement Agencies, Certain Departments Under The Executive Branch, Other Government Agencies, Government-owned And Controlled Corporations And Financial Institutions, For The Purpose Of Ensuring Free, Orderly, Honest, Peaceful And Credible Conduct Of The May 9, 2022 National And Local Elections

Deputizing the DILG, NAPOLCOM, Bureau of Jail Management and Penology, Bureau of Corrections, other Departments of the Executive Branch, Government Financial Institutions, Civil Service Commission, Commission on Audit, and Department of Budget and Management to conduct election-related tasks

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COMELEC Resolution No. 10742

In The Matter Of The Enforcement Of The Prohibition Against Appointment Or Hiring Of New Employees; Creation Or Filling Up Of New Positions; Giving Salary Increases; Transfer Or Detail Of Civil Service Employees; Suspension Of Elective Local Officials; And Filing Of Leave Of Absences Of Local Treasurers In Connection With The May 09, 2022 National And Local Elections

Implementing rules on the Omnibus Election Code election offense concerned. (1) Appointment of new employees in the civil service and creation of new positions prohibited from March 25 to May 8, 2022, except if authorized by COMELEC; (2) Total ban on promotion, salary increases, grant of privileges from March 25 to May 8, 2022; (3) Transfer or detail of public officials and employees in the civil service and suspension of elective local officials prohibited from January 9 to May 8, 2022, except if authorized by COMELEC; (4) Leave of absence of provincial, municipal, or city treasurer must be coursed through Department of Finance.

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COMELEC Resolution No. 10740

Guidelines For The Accreditation Of Domestic And International Observers/Monitors For The May 9, 2022 National And Local Elections

Procedures for application for accreditation of observers/monitors for the election, as well as permitted and prohibited activities

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COMELEC Resolution No. 10739

Guidelines For Mass Media Accreditation For The May 9, 2022 National And Local Elections

Procedures for application for accreditation of media for the election, as well as permitted and prohibited activities

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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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