Halalan 101: 7 things you need to remember on Election Day:


Posted at May 09 2010 11:33 PM | Updated as of May 10 2010 08:04 AM

1. Before leaving your house, do not forget to bring your voters’ ID. If you were not issued any, bring any government-issued or valid ID with your name, photo and signature and your registration stub.

2. If you do not know where your precinct is, find it through the Commission on Election’s (Comelec’s) online Precinct Finder service.

3. You do not have to bring any pen. The Commission on Elections (Comelec) will supply each precinct with a box of marking pens for shading the ballots.

4. Try to vote early to avoid long lines towards the end of the day. Remember that the casting of votes will start at 7:00 am on May 10, 2010. It will end at 6:00 pm.

5. If you are still in line and within 30 meters in front of the polling place at 6:00 pm, you will be allowed to cast your votes.

6. DO NOT OVERVOTE or shade more the maximum number of choices in a particular contest. This will invalidate your vote for said contest. If you under vote (not vote for a particular contest or select less than the maximum number of choices), your vote for that contest will be valid.

7. You will not be given any replacement ballots. Be careful not to make any wayward marks on the ballot as this might cause the machine to reject your ballot. If you want to object the rejection of your ballot, then you will have to put this in writing and this will be attached to the BEIs’ note in the minutes of the elections.