Follow us for updates
© 2022
Read the Story →

#PHElections2022: How to Vote and Stay Safe from COVID-19

It's our turn.
by Arianne Merez
Feb 9, 2022
Photo/s: Noel Celis, Agence France-Presse

The Philippines is set to elect a new set of leaders and lawmakers on May 9 to define the fate of the nation for the next six years.

A lot is at stake for the upcoming elections with the country reeling from the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Here's a guide from the Commission on Elections on how to exercise your right to vote while staying safe from COVID-19:

1. Go to the voting center between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m.

2. Undergo temperature check before entering the voting center.

3. Go to the Voters’ Assistance Desk to know your precinct and sequence numbers as well as the assigned room or clustered precinct.

4. Go to your assigned room and introduce yourself to the Electoral Board by stating your name, precinct number, and sequence number.

5. Get your ballot, ballot secrecy folder, and marking pen.

6. Go to the voting area and vote.


7. To vote, shade the circle before the name of the candidate you wish to vote for. Remember not to over-vote so that yours can be counted.

8. Place your ballot in the Vote Counting Machine.

9. Check your receipt and drop it in the proper bin.

10. Have your right pinky finger marked with indelible ink.

Recommended Videos


 Should You Vote with Conscience or Pick the Lesser Evil?

Why the Bobotante vs Woke Divide Must Stop, for the Election's Sake

Reportr is now on Quento. Download the app or visit the Quento website for more articles and videos from Reportr and your favorite websites.

Latest Headlines
Read Next
Recent News
With the reopening of several local destinations, this app has never been more timely.
It could hit Isabela, Cagayan, Northern Aurora area.
Philippine president also meets with UK, Japan leaders.
The news. So what? Subscribe to the newsletter that explains what the news means for you.
The email address you entered is invalid.
Thank you for signing up to On Three, reportr's weekly newsletter delivered to your mailbox three times a week. Only the latest, most useful and most insightful reads.
By signing up to newsletter, you agree to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.